Klovane, Aug 30 2021

A steep and fun hike

The Klovane tops seen from Oldedalen


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
30.08.21 Klovane 982m 106m Stryn, Norway MAP

Monday: On my way home from Sogndal, I had time and opportunity to finally visit Klovane in Oldedalen valley. This top has been on my mind for quite a while, but I hadn’t found the time until today.

Klovane is a dwarf compared to the more majestic peaks surrounding the beautiful Oldedalen, but – it has a primary factor >= 100m, and as such it was on my to-do list.

Klovane (right) seen on my way into Oldedalen

The trailhead is found just behind the camping at Mindresunde – the sound in the middle of lake Oldevatnet. The path is well worn and there are signposts.

The trailhead

A bunch of cows were chillin’ along the path and I had to take a detour in the forest to avoid a possible confrontation. You never know how cows deal with dogs.

Back on track

The path climbs steeply up the forest. You should be in shape for this, as it’s 900 (+) vertical meters straight up.

Good to see Karma leading, not trailing in her 9th year

There are no real difficulties along the way, unless you bring a dog that isn’t used to scrambling…

Remember the technique I taught you…

I didn’t know anything about this route but was still surprised to find several places where the dog had to scramble. And one spot had some minor exposure. But it all went well, up and down.

Another scrambling section

Finally, we could take on the last part up to the summit. I knew that the views would be stunning, but not today. Today, there was fog!

To the top!

But that was OK. I have done some hikes in this region in the past and got my share of nice pictures. To get a feeling for how this area looks like, please check out this post.  

The mountain wasn’t completely fogged in, which was a bonus. Seeing something is always better than nothing.

On top of Klovane

The west top (965m) wasn’t on my to-do list today. Maybe one day, if I start collecting tops with primary factor < 100m.

The west top

It was a fun hike. A really good exercise. Too bad about the fog, but that’s part of the game.

Trip statistics: 5,7km, 930 vertical meters, 2h:05m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

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