Heimste Kopphornet, July 28 2018

Back in the Sunnmøre alps…

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Heimste Kopphornet in center

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Location
Heimste Kopphornet 1159m 29m Ørsta, Norway

Heimste Kopphornet is not a prominent or characteristic top by any means, and let’s be clear – it is just a hump on one of the many ridges on the south side of Standalsdalen valley. However, it is surrounded by awesome peaks and you won’t have a dull moment while visiting it.

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Some of the reasons to go here…

As I hadn’t been there yet, I decided to dedicate Saturday afternoon to get to know this top.

The natural ascent route is up Kalvedalen valley. Parking is easy and the path is OK.

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Up Kalvedalen

It was still warm weather although clouds were moving in. When we got to lake Kalvedalsvatnet, I figured Karma would enjoy a swim. To get her into water, one has to throw something in it.

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Karma, cooling off in Kalvedalsvatnet

Later, in the evening, a really nasty infection (hot spot) surfaced on her skin, and it has probably affected her for some time. But I thought her symptoms (low on energy) came from the extreme high temperature. The water could have made the eczema surface and as such, it was good that I discovered before it got worse.

Either side of the lake is OK to follow, and I chose the west side. After a little while, I could see the natural route up to the high ridge.

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My route; across this hump and up the scree and grass

I was quite occupied staring at Kalvedalsegga, leading up to peak 1234m. The part I was particularly interested in, was the north side of the peak. With lots of “terraces”, I have high hopes that I can get to this peak without having to climb.

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Looking for a future route up to peak 1234m (right)

On the way up to Heimste Kopphornet, I also enjoyed the view towards Blåtindane. I have not been there either. I know where to spend my time if I could just get one week with nice weather during summer next year.

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Blåtindane

Eventually we reached the top and could enjoy the views. It took us 1h:18m to get up there, including the swim.

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View from Heimste Kopphornet

We followed the ridge towards Blåtindane for a little while, but I decided to turn around when the ridge got ugly. I didn’t want to go scrambling or climbing with the dog waiting and no one in the world knew where I was.

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Turnaround point

We took the same route down, except that this time I passed the lake on the east side. Karma had yet another swim. I met several hikers on my way down from the lake. Seemingly a popular area. No wonder, though.

We returned to the car 2,5 hours after leaving. It was a very enjoyable walk!

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The route

Trip statistics: 7km, 850 vertical meters, 2,5 hours

Pictures from the hike:

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