The summer came in September!

View from Helgehornet


Date Peak/Place Height PF Location WCP/FP
05.09.202 Ytrehornsnakken 554m 2m Volda, Norway FP
06.09.202 Helgehornet 626m 545m Volda, Norway WCP
07.09.22 Blåtind 697m 697m Ulstein, Norway WCP
08.09.22 Djupvikhaugen 98m 29m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
09.09.22 Sætrehyrna 1610m 180m Stryn, Norway FP
10.09.22 Saksa 1073m 123m Ørsta, Norway WCP
11.09.22 Kjerringa 1130m 80m Ørsta, Norway FP

Ytrehornsnakken (554m), Sep 5 2022

Our route up and down Ytrehornsnakken

Monday: This was a long day! I took the 8:20am flight from Oslo to Sogndal (after my trip up north) and spent my working day in Sogndal. After work, it was time to get back to Sunnmøre and at Grodås I decided to walk the dog on Ytrehornsnakken.

Ytrehornsnakken in center

This is indeed a nice trail, starting at 90m above sea level and ending at 554m. It’s a good work-out!

On the forest path to Ytrehornsnakken

Ideally, the ~470 vertical meters should only take me less than 30 minutes if I want to stay in my dream world where I do 1000 vertical meters within the hour.

“Hurry up! I could KILL for some treats right now!”

It took me 30 minutes exactly, so I’m slightly behind schedule. And I’m only ASSUMING that I could hold that pace for 30 more minutes. Maybe I can, maybe I can’t. Time will show.

On Ytrehornsnakken

In any case, it’s always nice to get to this trig. Point and enjoy the Hornindal views

View from Ytrehornsnakken

We had a swift descent too and afterwards Karma was thirsty. I could give her water at the car, but instead chose to drive down to lake Hornindalsvatnet and let her knock herself out…

Take as long as you need…

Trip statistics: 2,9km, 470 vertical meters, 50 minutes
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Helgehornet (626m), Sep 6 2022

Our route across Helgehornet

Tuesday: The summer of ’22 clearly came in September. Better make the most of it. Today, I chose to do a round trip hike across Helgehornet in Volda.

I was stupid enough to drive up to the shooting range. I should have guessed that shooting could be in progress, and Karma isn’t a big fan of fireworks or gunshots.

Sorry, Karma. My bad!

Of course, they started shooting just as we were heading out. I chose to do the round-trip hike in the opposite order than we normally do, by aiming for the south ridge. Karma was NOT happy and stopped numerous times – checking if we really had to do this. I felt sorry for her, but why turn around now? For every minute, we would be farther away from the gunshots.

The shooting is just a distant noise by now

Eventually, we were far away enough for her to relax and bring the tail up.

Looking for a variation, I chose to go off-trail below the top and approach the top from southwest instead of south. That was just stupid. The terrain wasn’t fun at all…

Sorry, Karma. My bad – again!

Eventually, we reached the top and there I met a couple. The girl was local, but the guy was from Vesterålen and since I had been hiking in Vesterålen, we had something to chat about…

On top of Helgehornet

I just *loved* the brilliant September weather…

Panorama from Helgehornet

After a nice stay on top, we headed down the northeast ridge. The people at the shooting range were still shooting. I could wish they could find themselves a cellar and knock themselves out down there. I do recognize that we’re bound to have diversity in our society, and I understand that hunters must train to make sure they hit the deer instead of hikers, but it’s such a noise! At least, if you’re just shooting for the hell of it, I’d rather see you do that in a cellar…

Karma was getting all shook up again, but relaxed when she got into the car.

Anne was staying the night on Skålatårnet (1843m) and man – I was envious when she sent me a picture…

Good night, Anne!

Trip statistics: 4,4km, 380 vertical meters, 1h:30m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Blåtind (697m), Sep 7 2022

Our hike across Blåtind

Wednesday: The weather was just beautiful, and I decide to pay Blåtind – the highest top on Hareidlandet – yet another visit.

Karma and I headed out from Ringstaddalen and took the direct route (off-trail) straight up, that Karma simply loves. For unknown reasons…

Going straight up!

I always try to do variations to my routes, and today was no exception. Rather than heading straight for the top, I stayed a bit right and headed for the SW ridge.

Towards the SW ridge

It’s always nice to be on top of Blåtind. Well, maybe not if it’s windy and raining. Then it’s not so nice. But today it was just great

Karma on Blåtind

We took an off-trail route down to lake Hundelapusvatnet, where Karma was free to examine every inch of the lake shore, in addition to satisfy her thirst

Karma by lake Hundelaupsvatnet

And Karma was VERY happy when we got home and found Anne there!

Trip statistics: 5,2km, 625 vertical meters, 1h:40m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Djupvikhaugen (98m), Sep 8 2022

Our route across Djupvikhaugen

Thursday: I was low on energy today, and the plan was not to go hiking at all. But, in the evening the “calling” was strong to ignore.

I had to muster a whole lot of strength just to hike across Djupvikhaugen.

To Djupvikhaugen

But once I got going, it got easier and Anne, Karma and I had a nice afternoon walk.

On top of Djupvikhaugen

Don’t get me wrong. This is a popular hike and it’s nice, but I’m not happy with seeing a top < 100m as Mt. Everest

Karma is collecting treats

Trip statistics: 4,4km, 100 vertical meters, 1h:06m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Sætrehyrna (1610m), Sep 9 2022

Looking for a way down from Sætrehyrna

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Saksa (1073m), Sep 10 2022

Neat view from the south top of Saksa

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Kjerringa (1130m), Sep 11 2022

And up we go…

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