2019 Week 17

Increasing the “new top account”

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Svinøya lighthouse

Peaks visited (Click on the Peak name link to go directly to the chapter):

Peak Height PF Location WCP
Rjåhornet 600 107m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
Rjåhornet 600 107m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
Snaufjellet 893m 247m Ørskog, Norway WCP
Gjøna 531m 163m Sande, Norway WCP

Høgeheia, Tjørnåsheia, Fløyen, Apr 22 2019

Monday: See separate trip report

Rjåhornet (600m), Apr 23 2019

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Rjåhornet view

Tuesday: Today’s mission on behalf of the local trail group was to add more sticks on the Djupvika – Rjåhornet route.

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Here we go again…

And it was a glorious day…

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One can survive a heavy load with this nice weather…

I carried the backpack full of sticks to the top, as they were more needed in the upper region.

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Arriving on Rjåhornet

On top, the usual ritual occured. Karma waited for her summit treat and daddy took pictures.

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Yup, coming…

And then, daddy went to work

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Man @work…

Trip statistics: 6km, 600 vertical meters, 1h:50m

Pictures (Iphone) from the trip:

Rjåhornet (600m), Apr 24 2019

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Back again…

Wednesday: Another mission on behalf of the local trail group, but today, no heavy load was involved.

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Leikong seen from Nakken

The first task was to cut bush on the path from Djupvika to Nakken (180m).

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On Nakken

Then we aimed for Rjåhornet

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To Rjåhornet

On the way down, my main mission began – to replace old worn and torn reflective tape on the sticks. People *do* hike here after dark. And I’m one of them, and I enjoy the “sea of lights” when I descend with my headlamp.

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Precision work. Karma is a hard, but fair judge…

Trip statistics: 7,8km, 660 vertical meters, 1h:45m

Pictures (Iphone) from the trip:

Snaufjellet (893m), Apr 25 2019

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Joy on snow…

Thursday: After work in Ålesund, I felt for a proper “workout“, which in my world is walking up a mountain as fast as I can. Sometimes, I can run, but not today. Today, I would just walk quickly…

I decided to drive to Sjøholt (a half an hour drive east of Ålesund) and hike Snaufjellet. I decided to follow the forest road to Liasætra, like I did on skis back in 2006.

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The hike begins…

It took us 23 minutes to reach Liasætra (1,9km), in a moderately good pace, and 0,5km later, we passed Gamle Liasætra. The mountain part of the hike was about to begin.

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At Gamle Liasætra

The path took us up Øyagrova, and I expected it would run all the way up to Tovardane.

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Towards Øyagrova (the valley)

So I left the path after a while, and headed straight for the top.

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Off-trail to the top

We reached the summit 1h:13m after leaving the car, and after 5,1km on and off-trail.

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On top of Snaufjellet

It was nice to see the “good old” Vaksvika mountains again. Except for a visit to Lauparen last year, it’s been a while since I was up there.

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Vaksvika mountains

On the way down, I was jogging and more or less stuck to the marked path and we returned to the car exactly 2 hours after heading out. It was indeed a good workout.

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On the way down from Snaufjellet

Trip statistics: 10,3km, 800 vertical meters, 2 hours

Pictures (Canon 80D) from the trip:

Gjøna (531m), Apr 26 2019

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Gjøna

Friday: Normally, I would either be on my way to Sogndal, or wait for Anne to come to  Sunnmøre. But there was a change in the plan, and I wouldn’t be on my way to Sogndal before Saturday. So, I decided to pay visit Gjøna on Gurskøy island a visit – along a new path that I recently discovered, but yet hadn’t hiked.

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The rightmost route was new to me

The new path started just west of Muren, and it went more or less STRAIGHT UP! My kind of route!

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Straight up here! Happy days!

I didn’t notice the small parking area above the road, so I parked alongside the road and hope anyone didn’t smash into it by the time I returned.

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Parking above this signpost…

First, the path took us through the forest and up to Storholen (66m). I don’t know why that is a named point, so we just moved on. I was so happy seeing the sticks go straight up the mountain. That’s the way I like it…

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On our way from Storholen

I am a big fan of the coastal top Gjøna. The hike from Haugsbygda across Saursegga is awesome (you can search for it on this site). And, it wouldn’t be the last time I went up here. But I realized that the path is much more fun dry than wet…

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A nice viewpoint, along the way…

It took us 40 minutes to ascend the 530 vertical meters to the top. I wasn’t FAST, but effective. And once again, I could enjoy the views from this nice top.

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On top of Gjøna

It was long clear that for my descent, I would take the other path down to Muren, via Selhaugane.

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Passing Selhaugane

We were back at the car 1h:20m after leaving it. Nice hike!

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Saursegga and Gjøna (right)

Trip statistics: 4,5km, 530 vertical meters, 1h:20m

Pictures (Canon 80D) from the trip:

 

Markesetholten, Øygardsfjellet, Hustaket, Apr 27 2019

Saturday: See separate trip report

Vollaviki – Vetlesand, Apr 28 2019

Sunday: See separate trip report

 

 

 

 

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