Back again, one week later
One week after visiting the neighbor peak Fivelstadnibba, I was back in Nibbedalen. This time to visit the two peaks on the Sætredalsfjellet massif, together with Karma.
On my Fivelstadnibba hike, I had seen a route up Sætredalsfjellet that didn’t seem to offer any problems. I planned to do the south top first, then the main top and then I would decide if I were to continue on the ridge, northbound, or go back the same way.
I left my car 11:30am and kept a good pace up the forest. I passed a family on their way to the local viewpoint at 650m, and they told me that my planned route was a good one.
The mountain side above Sætredalen is steep, and concluded that skiing here can only be done in absolute safe conditions.
I had a good view towards Sætredalen and Fivelstadnibba. I realized that I was quite fortunate with my descent route one week ago. I could easily have run into problems with slabs and cliffs.
When I got on the ridge, I was in for a surprise. The south top didn’t look straightforward at all! Having said that, it seemed that I could stay east of the north ridge and find easier terrain before reaching the east ridge.
But getting my dog up here seemed like a fun challenge, so I decided to try my luck on the north ridge. Heading straight on seemed a bit too challenging, so I stayed slightly to the east before traversing up to the center of the north ridge. It wasn’t very hard to find a good route, but memorizing for the descent was tougher…
Just as I thought I was up, there was one more hill to go. This one was of the more gentle sort…
The time was 1:20pm when we reached the top of the south top.
The views were just great and I had a good view towards the main top. I was somewhat fed up with boulder by now, and the thought of following the ridge northbound was quickly dropped.
We retraced our steps down the north ridge and continued up the ridge to the main summit.
We reached the high point at 2:07pm. Finally here! This top had been on my to-do list for years and years.
It was pretty much the same views as I had from Fivelstadnibba, with the exception of Synnylvsmoldskreddalen;
After a short stay on top, we headed down the same ridge we came up, but didn’t go across point 1440m. The descent down the long mountain side was a bit cumbersome, and I actually missed the boulder.
We returned to the car 3:20pm, less than 4 hours after leaving it. The vertical gain was 1400m and the total distance was 9,7km. All in all a great hike!