Ørsta view from Lidaveten


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
27.02.23 Osberget 134m 36m Ulstein, Norway   MAP
28.02.23 Grøthornet 458m 20m Sande, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
28.02.23 Veten (Hidsegga) 556m 320m Sande, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
01.03.23 Skåla 184m 86m Herøy, M&R, Norway   MAP
02.03.23 Lidaveten 592m 439m Volda, Norway WCP MAP
03.03.23 Laupsnipa 562m 380m Herøy/Sande, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
04.03.23 Rjåhornet 600m 107m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
05.03.23 Sollia (attempt) 661m 661m Herøy/Sande, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
05.03.23 Huldrehornet 271m 113m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP

Osberget (134m), Feb 27 2023

Our hike across Osberget

Monday: This was a rotten day on all accounts. The weather was rotten, I was feeling rotten. The only way this day could get better was to get a good walk.

The plan was Hasundhornet, but the road up to Fjelle was closed (snow) and we just didn’t bother starting from bottom. Instead, we drove to Varleitet to hike Osberget.

The weather wasn’t so good…

The weather was miserable – rain and fog, but Anne was in a good mood.


Shortly after heading out, the gravel road turned into a snowy road.

Into the fog…

We got onto a forest path that maybe was the wettest path I’ve ever hiked.

Staying up in the air keeps you dry!

Eventually, we got on ground less wet

This is better…

…and soon after – reached the top of Osberget.


It was a long way back to the car…

Cold and wet but happier than before the hike…

Trip statistics: 7,1km, 300 vertical meters, 1h:43m

Grøthornet (458m), Hidsegga (556m), Feb 28 2023

Our hike across Hidsegga

Tuesday: The weather was still miserable, and Anne went to Oppdal for a few days. I felt however strong enough to aim for Hidsegga – which we hadn’t been to so far in 2023.

For a change, we started out in Gjerdsvika – along a path I’ve done only once before – many years ago.

We started out on the “mountain road” from Gjerdsvika

I think there will be many more years until next time because this path was soaking wet and totally aggravating.

Onto a wet forest path

But eventually – we were on track towards Grøthornet.  

Grøthornet in view

It was foggy up there…

Arriving on Grøthornet

Next stop – Hidsegga

Moving on towards Hidsegga

It was nice to be back up here again. Typically, we hike here in rough weather and regret it every time. Today, it was quiet though…

Not particularly windy on Hidsegga – for a change

On descent, we headed for Hidsdalen valley, and the plan was to return to Gjerdsvika along the road. But the plan got changed and we got back on paths and then onto the path towards Stokkset – which I hadn’t done before!

On the Stokkset path

At this point, I really looked forward to getting back to the car. We were soaking wet.

Rain showers

We followed a nice forest path down to the main road and when we reached it, we had only 1,3km back to the car.

Finally – dry ground!

Trip statistics: 9,5km, 650 vertical meters, 2h:16m

Skåla (184m), Mar 1 2023

Our hike across Skåla

Wednesday: Tests at the Doctor’s office didn’t show signs of the infection I had been fighting for 2,5 months and I wasn’t quite sure how I felt. This could go either way – worse or better. I hoped for the latter, of course. In the afternoon, I was dead met and mustered just enough energy to walk the dog to Skåla at Tjørvåg.

I wanted to do some kind of variation that I hadn’t done before, so we headed out from Stokksund, along a road that was new to me.

Heading out from Stokksund

But soon, I got tired by roads, climbed across a fence in someone’s backyard and found a cumbersome route up the forest.

Please, don’t ask…

We were aiming for a small top that I hadn’t been to before, but unfortunately, it didn’t have a name.

On the small top, with Skåla in the background

Afterwards, we got onto the Stokksund – Skåla path and followed it to the top.

Nice glow in the horizon…

I didn’t get much out of this hike, other than good conscience about the dog and winning the doorstep battle.

On top of Skåla

We followed the path to Tjørvåg and roads back to Stokksund. It was just getting dark when we got back to the car.

Back at the starting point

Trip statistics: 6,5km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:37m
Pictures (Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the walk:

Lidaveten (592m), Mar 2 2023

Our route across Lidaveten

Thursday: I spent some hours in Ørsta today – car maintenance. Beautiful weather always boosts the energy level and today I I got inspired to hike Lidaveten in Volda after work.

In Ørsta, enjoying the view towards Saudehornet

This would be our usual round-trip – up from Berkneset and down to Eideim, and I was curious about how deep the snow would be.

I felt quite OK, but on our way up the forest I felt totally out of shape. Maybe not so strange, given the limited outdoors activity since December. The body was not responding in a familiar way. But, step by step did it and up we went.

Up the forest from Berkneset

There wasn’t a lot of snow on the Berkneset side and we didn’t run into a notable snow until we reached the final hill.

Enjoying the day!

I tried to find the best route (off-trail) with the least snow. It was really fun to see that a deer had taken exactly the same approach as we did. Energy conservation. Important in winter…

The final hill

It was nice to reach the top. I had been looking forward to the view, although quite familiar.

View from Lidaveten

We then continued down the path to Eideim. There was a lot more snow on this east-facing route. But fun, as we could slide a lot.

Descending towards Eideim

Eventually, we got on the forest road to the “Gapahuk” and then steeply down the forest to the road – taking us back to Berkneset.

On the forest road

I felt very uplifted after this walk and hoped that this was the beginning of something better…

Trip statistics: 6,8km, 600 vertical meters, 2h:13m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike

Laupsnipa (558m), Mar 3 2023

Our hike across Laupsnipa

Friday: The nice weather went just as soon as it came. Now, it was back to unpredictable – with possible rain and hail showers. Still, I decided to hike Laupsnipa – which offers a steep ascent route and as such – a fast track in case one must “evacuate” …


We headed out from Voldnes and enjoyed a path with very little snow.

So far, so good!

Behind us, we could see nasty weather move in and I wasn’t very confident about reaching the top. I’m OK with this type of weather, but it didn’t contribute to dog welfare.


Still, it could pass. So, we continued.

Moving on…

And by the looks of it, Karma was in no hurry to get off the mountain…

Take your time…

I could feel the first hail/snow when we reached the top.

On top of Laupsnipa

In order to get in some kind of shelter from the worst weather, we did a steep off-trail descent in the direction of lake Voldsvatnet.

A steep descent in the middle of this picture

At this elevation, conditions were OK, and I decided to pick a route that we hadn’t done before. Off-trail, of course.

All good…

Just before reaching the car, we got a proper shower. We were quite lucky. This would have been painful for Karma 500 meters higher up…

No worries…

Anne had returned from Oppdal and it was nice to have our small family reunited on this Friday evening.

Trip statistics: 4,8km, 570 vertical meters, 1h:34m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Rjåhornet (600m), Mar 4 2023

Our route across Rjåhornet

Saturday: The weather was truly unpredictable and so Anne and I just decided to walk in the Huldrehornet forest, including a visit to the top (271m).

After a cumbersome off-trail ascent up to Dyrkyrkja, we sat course for Huldrehornet.

Let’s never hike here again…

Right now, the weather didn’t look all that bad, and so I asked Anne if she was a sport and come along to Rjåhornet. With the promise of getting off the mountain if the weather turned bad, she would…

Huldrehornet (left) and Rjåhornet

So, next stop: Rjåhornet

To Rjåhornet

The normal route from Stemmedalen includes a steep section that is secured with ropes. That doesn’t help Karma much, and today this route was icy. So, we went for a different route instead (there are not many alternative routes!)

Above the icy part

It didn’t take long before a bad weather came in from the sea, but this shower seemed to pass us.

That was close…

But the next shower wasn’t going to miss…


Suddenly, being on this mountain was far from pleasant

Things change quickly around here…

We had to decide if we wanted to keep moving up or get off the mountain. My proposal was to traverse to the trail from Djupvika. This would buy us some time, with the wind in our back. Some showers tend to pass quickly.

Up or down?

And sure enough, this was one of the quick ones and we headed up the mountain.

The shower is passing!

Soon, the top came into view.

Top of Rjåhornet ahead

And a little bit later, we were on top, in shelter from the wind. Big bonus to reach the top!

On top of Rjåhornet

Nice as it was being up there, we agreed that it would be smart to get off the mountain sooner rather than later.

Heading down to Djupvika

We took the Djupvika route down.

Don’t worry. It’ll melt off…

From Djupvika, we followed the roads back to my house. All in all, a very fun hike!

Returning along Djupvikvatnet. Rjåhornet in the background.

Trip statistics: 11,7km, 750 vertical meters, 3h:30m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Sollia (661m) – attempt, Mar 5 2023

View up from Leikongeidet

Sunday: The unpredictable weather continued, and with the motto “how bad can it actually be?”, I went for a solo ski-trip to Sollia from Leikongeidet.

For a little while, I was quite optimistic.

This is not too bad!

But when I reached the pass and got Sollia in view – or rather – that was part of the problem. I didn’t get Sollia in view. The wind was picking up and the visibility was deteriorating. But I moved on.

Hmm… this is not optimal…

But after a while, I decided that this wasn’t fun. The weather was not good at all, but that was not the main problem. I would surely be able to get to the top, but my concern was about the descent. The light was so flat that it was difficult to distinguish snow from air. That’s when injuries easily occur and I decided to come back some other day, hopefully soon.

As long as I could see rocks or grass, it was OK. But on the mountain it was all white – or grey…

Trip statistics: 4,5km, 335 vertical meters, 1h:31m

Huldrehornet (271m), Mar 5 2023

Our route across Huldrehornet

Still Sunday: After bailing out on Sollia, I returned home, watched some sports and then took Karma for a hike to Huldrehornet, starting from my house.

Blåtind view from lake Djupvikvatnet

In the forest, I decided to explore parts of the forest that I didn’t know too well. Karma was excited!

Exploring the forest

When we got above the forest, we had a touch of the same crappy weather that I had experienced earlier in the day.

Don’t worry. This ain’t so bad…

But at this altitude, it’s normally not a big problem and so we continued up to Huldrehornet.

On Huldrehornet

As the weather was getting better, I wanted to extend the hike. I called Anne and asked if she would join us at Aspvika and walk to Kalvenes with us. She would…

We then hiked across Lidafjellet and down to Stemmedalen before following the road to Aspvika.

Descending Huldrehornet. The snow shower is passing

We only had to wait 5 minutes or so before Anne came along.

Joining Anne

We followed the main road to the tip of the peninsula.

Huldrehornet forest and Rjåhornet to the right

From here, we hiked along the shore (negotiating sheep fences as they appeared) and had a very nice hike along the bay where I practiced self-rescue in my kayak in the dark, during a storm back in the days. I hoped no one spotted the bright light in the middle of the bay. In retrospect, I maybe should have called the police on beforehand. Just in case someone called it in.

View towards Rjåhornet

In any case, this walk wrapped up a week that began with bad shape and form, but now the arrows were pointing in the right direction. I was actually quite optimistic…

You cannot truly appreciate good weather if you don’t know what bad weather is…

Trip statistics: 9,5km, 350 vertical meters, 2h:27m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike

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