2021 Week 34 (Summary)

A hiking week way above the normal…

Karma on Storehaugfjellet


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
23.08.21 Vardaheii 900m 69m Sogndal, Norway WCP MAP
24.08.21 Høgehaug 546m 63m Sogndal, Norway WCP MAP
24.08.21 Kleppahaugen (Eggjahaugane) 552m 36m Sogndal, Norway MAP
25.08.21 Oksli 1286m 46m Sogndal, Norway FP MAP
26.08.21 Gråbrørne, Nordre 716m 78m Sogndal, Norway MAP
26.08.21 Gråbrørne, Søre 739m 136m Sogndal, Norway MAP
27.08.21 Blåfjellet 1401m 151m Sogndal, Norway WCP MAP
28.08.21 Storehaugfjellet 1173m 990m Sogndal, Norway WCP MAP
29.08.21 Stardalsfjellet 1589m 139m Lærdal, Norway FP MAP

Vardaheii (900m), Aug 23 2021

On Vardaheii

Monday: Round-trip hike from Dalåker and along the forest path to Vardaheii. From the top, we followed a path down to Hungerhaug and made it back to Dalåker via forest roads and some off-trail. A very fun hike!

Bleia seen on my way down from Dalåker

Trip statistics: 7,9km, 515 vertical meters, 1h:50m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Høgehaug (546m), Kleppahaugen (552m), Aug 24 2021

Kleppa – a popular trailhead above Leikanger

Tuesday: Today, we took a trip to Leikanger and to the popular Kleppa trailhead. It was a grey day with light rain and anything higher than this wasn’t inspirational.

We had a good walk across Høgehaug and then we headed over to Kleppahaugen, which I hadn’t been to before. On the way back, we also visited “Dagsturhytta” in the former Leikanger municipality.

Dagsturhytta above Kleppa

Trip statistics: 5km, 290 vertical meters, 1h:21m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Oksli (1286m), Aug 25 2021


Wednesday: This hike is featured on a separate post

Gråbrørne (716m, 739m), Aug 26 2021

In rough landscape

Thursday: I took the dog and my bike and sat course for the Kaupanger forest. It had been a while since I visited the northern (716m) and southern (739m) Gråbrørne tops.

I biked all the way to Svartahol where I left the bike and then we headed off-trail up to the north top. We had a great view from here!

Enjoying the view towards the Lusterfjord

We hiked for the most off-trail over to the south top, where we picked up a vague path leading to the top.

Lusterfjord seen from the south top

We followed the Kyndilstjørni path down from the south top, until it was time to go off-trail and return to the bike.

Trip statistics: 5,9km on bike, 3,7km on foot, 600 vertical meters, 2h:03m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Blåfjellet (1401m), Aug 27 2021

Karma on Blåfjellet

Friday: Since I was on such a “roll”, why not go for a 1400m peak on a Friday afternoon, and still be back for dinner? Fair enough, the trailhead is at 600m elevation, but it’s still an effort.

We headed out from Rindabotn, followed the Høgehaug trail for a while before going off-trail towards Storakupa. This is terrain I visit seldom, as I’m mostly skiing here, and Storakupa is avalanche terrain.

Looking for a way up

We returned via Kambafjellet and Kambagrovi. Man, it takes MUCH less time to ski down to Kambafjellet than to hike! In any case we were back in good time before dinner!

Yet another dinner in Anne’s garden

Trip statistics: 9,2km, 820 vertical meters, 2h:20m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 8) from the hike:

Storehaugfjellet (1173m), Aug 28 2021

Karma overlooking Sognefjorden

Saturday: Today, I decided to try the “fast route” to Storehaugfjellet – up along the power lines.

My kind of route – straight up!

In the beginning, there was a visible path, but as the terrain got steeper the path faded. It was still fairly easy to hike in the forest, and once above it – very enjoyable!

Almost up!

This route was only 2,7km and it took us 1h:09m to climb the 700 vertical meters.

For descent, we hiked off-trail down the southwest ridge until we met the mountain road at 840m elev. At 720m, we left the mountain road and hiked via Skogasete. A fun round-trip!

Trip statistics: 8,5km, 700 vertical meters, 2h:30m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 8) from the hike:

Stardalsfjellet (1589m), Aug 29 2021

Fun terrain!

This hike is featured on a separate post

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