2018 Week 38

Another grey and rainy week

@Molnes, Vigra

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Location WCP
Osberget 134m 36m Ulstein, Norway
Høgskjerva 317m 9m Ulstein, Norway
Molnesfjellet 122m 122m Giske,Norway WCP
Huldrehornet 271m 113m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
Vardehornet 600m 60m Ørsta, Norway WCP
Sandvikhornet 352m 14m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
Rysseviktua 452m 34m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
Storehanen 493m 67m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
Selsteinen 598m 90m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
Slettheia 552m 49m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
Øyrahornet 417m 42m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP

Osberget, Høgskjerva (317m), Sep 17 2018

The route

Monday:  First part of the week was rainy, and I’m not very adventurous when it’s raining. But I was on a mission to re-explore various paths and trails above Ulsteinvik, and today I decided to try out paths that either never walked on before, or just forgot about.

We hiked from Bugardsmyrane up to Osberget first.

Karma on Osberget

Then we did a loop on Osberget before going up a forest path towards Lågskjervene.

Towards Lågskjervene

The high point here is called Høgskjerva and offers a nice view towards Ulsteinvik.

View from Høgskjerva

We followed the path back down until we could get back on the new mountain service road and returned to the trailhead.

Trip statistics: 5km, 300 vertical meters, 1h:20m

Pictures from the hike:

Molnesfjellet (122m),  Sep 18 2018

Molnesfjellet on Vigra

Tuesday: Ålesund day and I decided to drive out to Vigra island after work and hike Molnesfjellet, which is yet another coastal top I haven’t visited since I moved from Ålesund in 2008. I looked forward to the revisit.

The round trip hike

We took the normal path from Molnes and headed up to the high point.

Up to the Molnesfjellet high point

As I had never been on the east topGrønefjellet (116m), I decided to go there. A well worn path took us across Molnesfjellet.

Towards Grønefjellet

Now that we were on Grønefjellet, it was only natural to follow the path down the east side and see where we ended up. I met a Russian woman who started to complain (out of the blue) about reckless hikers who went places they were not qualified for. I tried to be polite and understanding, but after a little while she lost my attention and I found here just … strange.

Karma and I continued down the path and got to a fork where we turned left and ended up down by the shore.

Nice shoreline

The shoreline wasn’t log, but it was just gorgeous. I really, really enjoyed it. Sandy beach and just enough (small) cliffs to produce some splashing waves.

Having a good time on Molnes

We followed the shoreline in the direction of the trailhead and eventually joined the Molnesfjellet path we started out on.

Trip statistics: 4,3km, 170 vertical meters, 1h:35m

Pictures from the hike:


Huldrehornet (271m),  Sep 19 2018

The route

Wednesday: Back in the Huldrehornet forest, continuing my trail work. Today, I laid my plans for the upcoming “bridges” over the wetlands. I started out with some emergency aid…

Karma is an excellent helper…

After a good work session, we continued up to Huldrehornet and up the steep section which Karma seems to enjoy.

Go, girl!

It was really windy on the way down. I tried to keep my saw straight against the wind, but it was simply not possible…


Trip statistics: 3,6km 250 vertical meters, 2 hours

Pictures from the hike:

Huldrehornet (271m),  Sep 20 2018

Karma waits patiently…

Thursday:  In short, a repetition of the day before. Working on the trail in the Huldrehornet forest and then hiking across the top before calling it a day.

Trip statistics: 3,6km, 250 vertical meters, 2h:45m

Pictures from the hike:

Huldrehornet forest,  Sep 21 2018

Making progress on the trail, day by day…

Friday: Trail work in the Huldrehornet forest for the third day in a row.

Trip statistics: 1,5km, 100 vertical meters, 1h:50m

Vardehornet (600m), Sep 22 2018

The route

Saturday: Weekend coming up and it was still raining. Another small project I had for these rainy days was to explore new paths on the Melshornet mountain in Ørsta/Volda.

We started out from Klepp, but soon left the forest gravel path and got onto forest paths that I had never been on before. Quite fun!

Volda and Rotsethornet

It was clear that Vardehornet would be my high point for the day. Melshornet was hidden in fog, rain and wind and was not inviting at all!

Melshornet not tempting…

Upon descent, I also found a path that I hadn’t been to before, so all in all, it was a good day, regardless of the rain…

Trip statistics: 8km, 580 vertical meters, 1h:45m

Pictures from the hike:

Sandvikhornet – Storehanen – Selsteinen (598m) – Øyrahornet, Sep 23 2018

The route

Sunday:  The weather was still rough, with some really violent hail showers. I felt a need for “sticking my neck out” and decided to go for a round trip hike across Sandvikhornet, Rysseviktua, Storehanen, Selsteinen, Slettheia and Øyrahornet.

The risk of getting hit by a major hail shower was huge, but the weather was of the sort that I expected much more good weather than bad weather.

We headed out from Tjørvåg and hadn’t even reached the top of Sandvikhornet before we got the first (and only) hail shower. The shower was really “insisting” and I protected Karma while waiting for the shower to pass.


Afterwards, the weather was just nice again, albeit windy.

Coastal view

I was constantly on the look-out for incoming showers and places to hide in such an event. But we stayed clear all the way to Storehanen, where we found ourselves just in the outskirts of another shower.

Showers outside Flø

We ran off the mountain and when we reached the meadow towards Selsteinen, we were in the clear again.

Important observation: weather over *there* and not here…

The hike across Slettheia was nice, but was we approached Øyrahornet, we found ourselves in the outskirts of *something* again.

Approaching rain…

After a short photo session, we ran down the mountain and I was really happy have done such an exposed hike, in terms of weather. It makes me feel very much alive. And we can all need that feeling every now and then…

Back on the bench on Øyrahornet

Trip statistics: 12,7km, 845 vertical meters, 2h:45m

Pictures from the hike:


Leave a Reply