2021 Week 24 (Summary)

Enjoying summer on Sunnmøre and in Sogndal

Nice colors in Moltudalen, Sunnmøre
Date Peak/Place Height PF Location
14.06.21 Remøykammen 184m 41m Herøy, Norway WCP
14.06.21 Remøyfjellet 188m 188m Herøy, Norway WCP
15.06.21 Garnestua 653m 415m Ulstein, Norway WCP
16.06.21 Selsteinen 598m 90m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
16.06.21 Storehanen 493m 67m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
17.06.21 Rambjøra 132m 109m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
19.06.21 Skardsbøfjellet 705m~ 0m Sogndal, Norway WCP
20.06.21 Hest (Hestfjellet) 1360m 90m Sogndal, Norway

Remøykammen (184m), Remøyfjellet (188m), June 14 2021

Karma on Remøykammen

Monday: Unpredictable weather often attracts me to Remøy island. I enjoy the ocean and mainland view and the mountain offers a number of “escape routes” in case the weather turns really nasty.

Today, we did a round trip hike and discovered a new path near Søvik. And then we got pouring rain on the 2,1km leg along the road back to the car.

Trip statistics: 5,6km, 285 vertical meters, 1h:27m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Garnestua (653m), June 15 2021

Karma overlooking Dragsundet

Tuesday: Garnestua on Hareidlandet island is one of our local mountains where we hike numerous times in a year. Today, we did a round-trip hike from Haddal in mediocre weather.

Trip statistics: 6,4km, 635 vertical meters, 1h:48m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Selsteinen (598m), Storehanen (493m), June 16 2021

Trying a new route to Selsteinen

Wednesday: Today’s hike had two purposes. The first was to try out a route to Selsteinen that I hadn’t done before. That went well, although it’s probably a route I don’t feel like repeating.

At Selsteinen, I felt good about looking at the sticks marking the route from Selsteinen to Tjørvåg. It was a lot of effort and I was sad to see one year later than someone had removed a number of sticks.

The route from Selsteinen towards Tjørvåg

Then we headed over to the Storehanen and I shook my head one more time over the sticks that the Moltu team had hijacked and painted orange. I would soon be back with the paintbrush!


On the way down from Storehanen, I decided to check Karma’s buoyancy by putting a treat on top of a rock she has been able to “climb” before. It didn’t go so well this time…

OK. Never mind…

Trip statistics: 5km, 470 vertical meters, 1h:32m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Rambjøra (132m), June 17 2021

Trail maintenance on Rambjøra

Thursday: Yet another session with the lopper on the Rambjøra trail. Keeping the path open is almost an impossible task!

Trip statistics: 3,9km, 120 vertical meters, 2h:24m
Pictures (Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Skardsbøfjellet (~705m), June 19 2021

Storehaugfjellet seen from my bike-trip across Skardsbøfjellet

Saturday: I was now back in Sogndal and I felt for a good bike-trip in the evening. There are several good routes to choose between but I settled for a trip across Skardsbøfjellet. I parked the car by the Stedjeberg tunnel and was able to get a little warm before the 700m climb up Skardsbøfjellet…

Starting the brutal journey up the mountain

I was the happiest guy on the planet when I finally reached the power plant on top. Not that power plants make me happy, but it would be a whole lot of downhill from here!

Anne and Karma met me by the new bridge across Sogndalselvi river and joined me back to the car…

Karma has spotted daddy…

Trip statistics: 25,1km, 720 vertical meters, 2h:16m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the trip:

Hest/Hestfjellet (1360m), June 20 2021

Our trip across Hest

Sunday: Today, I wanted to hike a new top and the choice fell on Hest above Grindsdalen. This top is on the same ridge as Stav – which we skied back in 2016. That was a very memorable ski-trip!

Today, I brought the bike to make the journey up Grindsdalen less boring. After 3,4km on the bike, we could begin hiking from Gildalsbrekka.

In Gildal

We found a good route up Veslebotnen and reached Hest’s southeast ridge near point 1134m. The rest of the terrain was rocky but didn’t cause any problems for Karma.

Approaching Hest

It was nice to reach the top, although I had hoped that the weather would be a little better…

Finally on Hest!

For descent, I decided to hike along the Storebotnen river. But when I got to the steepest part, I had to change direction and look for a route with less risk. I could of course have found a way on the north side of the river but that was rocky terrain – unfriendly for the dog. I found a better route by seeking to the south.

A little too steep and cumbersome for my taste

For sure, the bike-trip from Gildalsbrekka and back to the car was much more enjoyable than going up!

Trip statistics: 16,1km, 1090 vertical meters, 3h:46m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the trip:

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