2021 Week 3

Not a very exciting week…

This week’s highlight – ski trip to Høgehaug in Sogndal
Date Peak/Place Height PF Location WCP
20.01.2021 Huldrehornet 271m 113m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
21.01.2021 Hasundhornet 533m 93m Ulstein, Norway WCP
22.01.2021 Hornseten 190m 152m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
23.01.2021 Rambjøra 132m 109m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
24.01.2021 Høgehaug 980m 10m Sogndal

Huldrehornet (271m), Jan 2021

Our route across Huldrehornet

Wednesday:  Monday and Tuesday was all about work and fortunately Anne was there to walk the dog.

But on Wednesday, I wanted to get my walking boots on again and decided to take the dog for a walk in the Huldrehornet forest – after dark. Already in the first hill, I felt tired. Karma waited patiently…

Just … give me a second…

Now that I had “warmed up”, the rest of the hike was better. We hit some pretty deep snow in the outskirts of the forest, but the summit ridge was almost free of snow.

Back on Huldrehornet

We descended through the forest above Myrvågane and albeit it was a modest walk, we are at least back in business…

Trip statistics: 4,5km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:20m

Hasundhornet (533m), Jan 21 2021

Our route up and down Hasundhornet

Thursday:  After work, I figured that it was time to visit Hasundhornet (near Ulsteinvik) for the first time in 2021. We started at Garsholhaugen and had 500 vertical meters ahead of us. Normally, this route is just a walk in the park, but today, the hike was hard every single step of the way.

Where there is snow, it’s deep.

I enjoyed the transition from some light to darkness, and stopped a couple of times for pictures.

Dimnøya island

Then finally, we were up. I wished I had brought some treats for myself too. I could certainly need it!

On Hasundhornet

On our way down (the same way), I observed light in the horizon. It was really nice to hope that this was a sign of better days. In retrospect, I can say – it wasn’t…

Nice, even if it meant nothing…

Trip statistics: 3,8km, 500 vertical meters, 1h:33m

Hornseten (190m), Jan 22 2021

The “butterfly” route across Hornseten

Friday:  Yet another crazy working day. I’ve been working since 1984 and I’ve had many crazy working periods over the years, but can not remember a period that has been as intense as it’s been for the past 2 months. And, it would last for at least two more months…

So, I was rather washed out when I drove to Eggesbønes (Bergsøya island) to walk the dog on Hornseten

We started out at Heida and took the path through the forest that connects with the lit trail. My first thought was “isn’t Christmas over?”

“Julen varer helt til påske”, as we say in Norway…

Then I spent a couple of minutes taking pictures of Fosnavåg.


We continued up to Hornseten where Karma finally was rewarded for her “efforts” before we took another trail back to Heida.

On top of Hornseten

Trip statistics: 3,7km, 200 vertical meters, 1h:02m

Rambjøra (132m), Jan 23 2021

Our route across Rambjøra

Saturday:  Saturday and all I got to show is my local hill Rambjøra? That either means a) I haveto work, b) I am sick, c) awful weather of  d) all of the above. Today, it was the latter.

After waking up with a tension headache from hell, I was able to go through the working day – maintenance weekend – routine and no brain work. The weather was nasty and I didn’t mind being indoors.

But, the dog had to be walked and the good thing is that Karma *loves* Rambjøra. I don’t know why. It’s a short round. But she always takes off like a rocket, until she remembers she’s not allowed to do that. Or, until I remind her. Whatever comes first…

On our way to Rambjøra

It was slightly hard work too, as we had to break trail to the top.

On top of Rambjøra

Happy to be “done” with both work and walking, I looked forward to rest for the evening and pack my stuff for Sogndal the next day.

Trip statistics: 3,9km, 200 vertical meters, 1h:04m

Høgehaug (980m), Jan 24 2021

Our route up and down Høgehaug

Sunday:  On my way to Sogndal, with the car fully packed. Normally, I’m traveling fairly light, but in these Covid-days, my stays down there easily last a week. Which is nice!

After 3,5 hours we arrived Sogndal in the afternoon and we immediately went back up to Hodlekve to ski Høgehaug.

Heading out from Rindabotn

It was VERY nice to be back on skis again!

Blåfjellet high above us

And like always – except when the weather is really, really bad – you are never alone along this route. It’s a VERY popular ski-trip.

Heading into Stilledalen

On top – time for the “family picture”…

Anne and Karma on Høgehaug

…and some photography…

Forest fire? Not likely…

Time for descent and Karma had 4,7km of serious running ahead of her.

Go, girls!

I looked forward to a week of nice ski-trips, which I got. But little did I know how next weekend would turn out…

Trip statistics: 9,4km, 420 vertical meters, 1h:43m

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the trip:

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