2022 Week 31

Back to the normal rhythm…

Lidahornet view
Date Peak/Place Height PF Location WCP
01.08.22 Selsteinen 598m 90m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
02.08.22 Garnestua 653m 415m Ulstein, Norway WCP
03.08.22 Rjåhornet 600m 107m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
04.08.22 Skåla 184m 497m Herøy, M&R, Norway
05.08.22 Lidaveten 592m 439m Volda, Norway WCP
06.08.22 Hasundhornet 533m 93m Ulstein, Norway WCP
07.08.22 Sloktinden 442m 34m Giske, Norway WCP
07.08.22 Storhornet 497m 497m Giske, Norway WCP

Selsteinen (598m), Aug 1 2022

Our hike up and down Selsteinen

Monday: I wanted to give Karma an easy afternoon walk (given her recent limping) and chose to hike Hidsegga from Moltudalen – a route I hadn’t done in many years.

On our way to Hidsegga

Unfortunately, when we got to the farm near Gjerdseidet, I could see that there were cows all over the field we had to cross. So, we turned around. Plan B was Selsteinen.


There’s usually not much to report from a hike to Selsteinen. But today, the Cumulus skies were pretty, and I enjoyed this hike very much.

Selsteinen and nice cumulus skies

On the way down, we followed the path towards Storehanen, and I almost forgot that Karma was supposed to take it easy today. So, we did not hike all the way to the top and took an off-trail route back to the trail instead. That was just awful terrain!

Descending Selsteinen

Trip statistics: 6,8km, 450 vertical meters, 1h:43m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Garnestua (653m), Aug 2 2022

Our route up and down Garnestua

Tuesday: Given the rain, I decided to take the easy route to Hasundhornet from Fjelle. I don’t care how bad the weather is. You can ALWAYS get to Hasundhornet along the new gravel road.

But when I got to Løsetvatnet, I stopped raining for a little bit, and I decided to go up Garnestua instead. Karma seemed happy to be back on this trail. It must have been a while since I hiked here.

On our way to Garnestua

We did the usual route – up along the path and down the east ridge – down to lake Mørkevatnet. Nothing exiting to report…

Not too far to top of Garnestua now. Still not raining, but it didn’t last long

Trip statistics: 4,9km, 470 vertical meters, 1h:20m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Rjåhornet (600m), Aug 3 2022

My route to Rjåhornet from Djupvika

Wednesday: This morning, I went to Ålesund. There was hardly anyone in the office but the main reason for going there was the 8am appointment at Kjæledeggen Dyreklinikk – in other words – the Vet.

Karma had to be sedated in order to: a) get an X-ray of her shoulder, b), ear cleaning due to her ear infection, c) dental work (plaque) and d) examination of a bump on her hip.

Poor little girl. Here we go again…

The results were good. The X-ray showed that the shoulder isn’t that bad. The ear infection is getting dealt with and the bump was just leftover fat from a previous surgery.

But of course – she could not go hiking today, so I decided to head up Rjåhornet from Djupvika. I just had to take advantage of the fact that we had a couple of hours break from the rain…

Poor selfie from Rjåhornet

Trip statistics: 5,9km, 580 vertical meters, 1h:30m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Skåla (184m), Aug 4 2022

Our route across Skåla

Thursday: This was one of the rainy days where neither Karma nor I wanted to go outside. But, from time we must show character.

And so we were both quite happy doing a round trip hike across Skåla by Tjørvåg.

On Skåla

Trip statistics: 4,1km, 200 vertical meters, 58mins

Lidaveten (592m), Aug 5 2022

Our route across Lidaveten

Friday: Anne was coming up from Sogndal in the afternoon, and on top of this – the weather was just great! I decided to go to Lidaveten for the afternoon hike. I hadn’t been up there since January and looked forward to my regular round trip hike.

We started out from Berkneset and I soon got a surprise. There was so much grass! The path was completely overgrown, and I had to ask myself if I had ever hiked here in summer before.

What the heck?

The next surprise was fallen trees. There must have been a severe winter storm to produce this amount of damage. Fortunately, someone had been here with a chainsaw – making access easier than it would otherwise have been.

Oh, wow…

Once above this disaster zone, we were back in high grass and at times I didn’t even see the path. This was very, very odd. I would definitely check when I had been hiking here in the past!

Wow! Where is the path?

I just said the weather was just great. I mean, it was – but it was raining in several places in the region. I just hoped the rain wouldn’t get here.

Rain – maintain your distance, please!

And I loved the cumulus skies…

Oh, that’s nice!

Eventually, we reached the top and could enjoy familiar views.

Ørsta view from Lidaveten

As Anne probably was at my place by now, I wanted to just move on and get home. We took the southeast ridge down and followed forest roads back to Bøen and eventually – Berkneset.

If it hadn’t been for this darn flower, we would have seen the SE ridge that we descended…

Good to be back! Now, home to see Anne!


Trip statistics: 6,5km, 600 vertical meters, 1h:50m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Hasundhornet (533m), Aug 6 2022

Our hike across Hasundhornet

Saturday: The weather was back to crappy – which it has been most of the summer. The paths all around are soaking wet and that’s when it’s nice to walk the new gravel road up to Hasundhornet.

The new gravel road to Hasundhornet

It helps to reach the top without walking in mud. From there on, mud is OK.

On top of Hasundhornet

We took a different route back down and once back home, the shower was on for a while. First for Karma, then for us, then for our clothes and finally our shoes.

The main reason for keeping the hike short, was that we had to prepare a Greek dinner for some good friends, and good food takes time to make.

We had a fun evening!

Moussaka and Greek Salad
And what about me??

Trip statistics: 3,6km, 245 vertical meters, 0h:50m

Storhornet (497m), Aug 7 2022

Our route across Sloktinden and Storhornet

Sunday: This morning, I proposed that we should go to Godøya (outside Ålesund). I hadn’t been there since 2020 and no matter what you do on Godøya, it’s always big fun!

It takes ~1h:45m to get there from where I live but it’s always worth it. The only downside today was that rain was moving in.

I suggested we should hike from the Godøy school and to Storhornet via Sloktinden. I wanted to show Anne the nice Sherpa-style path up the mountain.

Heading out from the school

When I discovered a vague path from the gravel road crossing the island, I assumed it was a short-cut. It wasn’t. It led us to a different path, one that runs past a WW2 memorial. I had no recollection of this, even if my GPS history shows I hiked this route back in 2008.

WW2 memorial

Eventually, we joined the normal route towards Sloktinden. Anne was impressed by the path!

Nice path!

Then it started to rain, but fortunately not for long!

As we headed for Sloktinden, it started to rain!

We had a short break at Sloktinden, before moving on towards Storhornet.

On Sloktinden. Storhornet in the background

After reaching the top of Storhornet, we had to decide what to do next. My initial plan was to hike down the SW ridge (towards Gjuv) and follow the gravel road back to the point where we came up from the school. But, as that’s my normal route I wanted to do something different.

On Storhornet

So, I proposed that we should hike down to Alnes and take the tunnel back. It would only be a 2km longer route and after some thinking, Anne agreed to this. She seemed concerned about the tunnel being closed for pedestrians, but I had done this route earlier and could not remember such a restriction. In fact, I couldn’t remember the details of the tunnel very well.

Descending from Storhornet, stopping by a miniature version of “Johan Skytt”

We took the route down to Alnes and – of course – stopped by the “Johan Skytt” rock. We both remembered the fun video clip from 2012…

This time, we just settled for pictures.

Make no mistake – a fall would be seriously bad!!

Afterwards, we continued down to Alnes. Close to the road, we had to cross a fence via a ladder. My dog can’t climb ladders and it’s an effort to lift a 30kg dog across. But there were some wooden bridges that they still hadn’t brought up the mountain, and so I used one of these bridges for the dog to walk to the top of the ladder – from where she could jump down. Perfect.

Finally across the fence…

Then we followed the tunnel back to the south side of the island. Thanks to the barrier, we were completely safe in the tunnel.

Through the Alnes tunnel

Big fun! Like always on this island!

Trip statistics: 9,6km, 640 vertical meters, 3h:25m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

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