Another beautiful afternoon in ØrstaTops and places visited
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Friday: The day after I hiked Saudehornet, I was back in Ørsta. This time to visit Sandhornet, which I hadn’t been to so far this year.
I normally hike Sandhornet from the Ørsta side, but today I wanted to hike from Mosætra – or Mosetra – as the signpost there says. The toll road (NOK 50,-) is a little bumpy and narrow but is quite OK for small cars.
It was a beautiful afternoon and I looked forward to spend a couple of hours on this mountain, along with Karma.
Mosætra is a nice starting point for several easy and harder walks. I’ve been to Vassdalstinden from here two times, and have also visited Midtre Raudfonndalstind from here. One route I’ve yet to do is the route to Kjerringa – which I’ve only hiked from the Romedalen side.
I started to think about a variation to the normal route (via Rambjørhornet), and decided to continue off-trail straight south, well below Rambjørhornet.
We ascended the upper mountain from the east side, which was basically a sea of rocks. I don’t recommend this variation to anyone.
But I strongly recommend visiting the top! The surrounding mountains are awesome!
I was happy and Karma was happy!
After a little while, another person arrived. It turned out to be the sales guy who sold me my last two Caddy Maxis. Of course, he started to talk about the next Caddy model. And when we left, he fired up the drone…
Our return would go across Rambjørhornet – along the normal route to Mosætra.
On the way down, I admired Vassdalstinden – one of the most beautiful peaks in the Sunnmøre alps and clearly one of my favorites. I hope I can find time to visit it again this autumn.
I won’t get Karma to that top, but almost. The upper part calls for some scrambling.
Trip statistics: 6km, 700 vertical meters, 1h:55m
Pictures from the trip (Canon EOS RP/Iphone8):