A totally uneventful week of walking the dog

On Gjøna
Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
09.08.21 Gjøna 531m 163m Sande, Norway WCP MAP
10.08.21 Hasundhornet 533m 93m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
11.08.21 Røddalshorn 563m 100m Sande, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
12.08.21 Garnestua 653m 415m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
13.08.21 Hasundhornet 533m 93m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
14.08.21 Haddalshornet 611m 103m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
15.08.21 Sandhornet 1065m 290m Volda, Norway WCP MAP
15.08.21 Sandhornet SE-1 1059m 49m Volda, Norway WCP MAP

Gjøna (531m), Aug 9 2021

Don’t get me wrong though. Being able to go to the mountains – even if it’s the same ol’ same ol’ local mountains – is a privilege!

This week was just lacking – something – from being above ordinary. Like some stunning weather, some magic light, or some route that got my heart buzzin’. But some weeks are just like these and I will cherish them anyhow…

Gjøna (Gurskøya island) is actually quite a fun coastal top to hike. Today, we took the new route west of Muren and descended via Muren.


The route is steep and you get some good views towards Gjerdsvika, Sandsøya, and more.

View towards Riste

Trip statistics: 4,9km, 530 vertical meters, 1h:24m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike

Hasundhornet (533m), Aug 10 2021


Really, really low on energy today. Still, mustered enough will and strength to take a round-trip hike across Hasundhornet on Hareidlandet island…

Trip statistics: 5,5km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:13m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike

Røddalshorn (563m), Aug 11 2021

Karma on Røddalshorn

Yet another day low on energy. But we made us up and down Røddalshorn on Gurskøya from Leikongeidet

Trip statistics: 3,3km, 400 vertical meters, 50mins
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike

Garnestua (653m), Aug 12 2021

On our way to Garnestua

High-pace round-trip hike across Garnestua on Hareidlandet from Løset. Shape and form slightly better…

Trip statistics: 5,0km, 450 vertical meters, 1h:08m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike

Hasundhornet (533m), Aug 13 2021

Are we having fun?

Nice hike from Sjukeheimssvingane to Hasundhornet.

Trip statistics: 7,4km, 525 vertical meters, 1h:33m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike

Haddalshornet (611m), Aug 14 2021

View towards Liahornet

Round-trip to Haddalshornet on Hareidlandet from Eiksund. Soaking wet after 5 minutes due to high, wet grass…

Trip statistics: 7,1km, 645 vertical meters, 1h:46m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike

Sandhornet (1065m), Aug 15 2021

Into the fog…

I skied Sandhornet from the Folkestad side with Åsmund Steen in 2009 and haven’t been back since. Today, I wanted to explore the route from the Dale side. One can drive all the way up to lake Litlebøvatnet (645m) and follow a path up to the top.

Unfortunately, it was a foggy day and got cheated of the fine views that this mountain has to offer.

Lake Litlebøvatnet with Trollvasstinden beyond

From Sandhornet, we followed the ridge to the 1059m top. From here, we had better views – especially towards Folkestad.

Lake Folkestadvatnet seen from point 1059m

We continued along the ridge in the direction of Grøthornet before we went off-trail and made our way back down to the lake. All in all, fun to have visited this top along a new route!

Returning to the lake

Trip statistics: 4,8km, 480 vertical meters, 1h:24m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike

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