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Fosnavåg and Sunnmøre alps in the background


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
13.03.23 Huldrehornet 271m 113m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
14.03.23 Dragsund Herøy, M&R, Norway MAP
15.03.23 Aksla 188m 188m Ålesund, Norway WCP MAP
16.03.23 Hornseten 190m 152m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
17.03.23 Djupvikhaugen 98m 29m Herøy, M&R, Norway MAP
18.03.2023 Storevarden 430m 430m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
18.03.2023 Teigetua 268m 50m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
19.03.23 Huldrehornet 271m 113m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP

Huldrehornet (271m), Mar 13 2023

Our trip across Huldrehornet

Monday: I normally try to start a week with a proper hike (or ski-trip), but that would have to be without Karma. It was just too much snow. I decided I had my share of nice solo-moments last week and this week it would be us together. So, we had to aim low.

Along lake Djupvikvatnet

As we had been to Huldrehornet a couple of times the week before, we wouldn’t have to be breaking trail, and so that’s where we went.

Still, Karma had a bit of a struggle. She didn’t seem to mind though, at least not when assured that I hadn’t forgotten treats…

Donæ’t worry. I didn’t forget to bring treats!

Eventually, we reached the ridge and it got much easier from there on.

The final ridge

The weather wasn’t the best, but we got outdoors, and we got exercise. All in all, a good walk.

View from Huldrehornet

Trip statistics: 2,9km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:00m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the

Dragsund, Mar 14 2023

Today’s walk…

Tuesday: This was not a good day for me. I was tired after the working day and from shoveling snow multiple times.

I would never have guessed that 1 month later, all this snow was gone…

The only energy I had was spent walking the dog to Dragsund and back…

Oh well…

My regular local 600m+ mountains seemed like the Himalayas right now…

Will get there soon, I hope…

Trip statistics: 3,1km, 30 vertical meters, 0h:40m

Aksla (188m), Mar 15 2023

Our hike across Aksla

Wednesday: Ålesund day. When it was time to walk the dog after work, I figured that the trail across the Aksla ridge was most likely broken and so we went there.

Good enough trail!

The trail was indeed broken, but Karma wanted to go into the forest. Oh well…

Well, this is on you!

Eventually, we reached Rundskue – the highest point on the ridge.

At Rundskue. And a glimpse of blue sky!

I really appreciated every second along broken trails.

Leaving Rundskue

The main goal was actually not the high point – but Fjellstua. I just LOVE the Ålesund view.

Ålesund view from Fjellstua

In the distance, I could see snow or hail showers. As long they kept their distance, I would be happy.

We took the 400+ steps down. I must have missed the “Closed” sign on top of the stairs…

The steps were basically one long slide. Probably why the route was closed.

Finally, 3,5km above the shore, back to the car.

Returning to Gangstøvika

Trip statistics: 7,7km, 370 vertical meters, 1h:46m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Hornseten (189m), Mar 16 2023

Our hike across Hornseten

Thursday: The good people of Ålesund had given us a broken trail on Aksla the day before. This afternoon, I hoped the good people of Fosnavåg had done the same on Hornseten.

At least across Heida, they had.

Across Heida

Which made walking so much easier.


There was also an OK path up to Hornseten, although the upper part of the trail was filled with snow from spindrift.

On our way to Hornseten

Normally, I go on longer hikes when visiting Hornseten, but today it would just be too strenuous to go outside the trails where others had hiked. We still got some kind of a round-trip hike, which was good enough today.

On Hornseten

Trip statistics: 4,1km, 230 vertical meters, 1h:06m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the

Djupvikhaugen (98m), Mar 17 2023

Our walk to Djupvikhaugen

Friday: This weekend, Friday included, it was go-live on a project I had been working on for some time. As such, hiking would be very limited.

On Friday afternoon, I only had time for a quick walk up to the local top Djupvikhaugen.

On our way to Djupvikhaugen (background)

I can’t say that the good people of Myrvåg had excelled in keeping this trail open…

OK, we can break our own trail…

But we can break our own trail and in not too long, we were up.

On Djupvikhaugen

Going down was – like always – far easier than going up…

Going home…

Trip statistics: 5,6km, 130 vertical meters, 1h:09m

Storevarden (430m), Teigetua (268m), Mar 18 2023

Our Nerlandsøya hike

Saturday: This was a long working day, but I had a window of a couple of hours for outdoor activities in the afternoon. I decided to drive to Nerlandsøya and hoped that the good habitants on this island had broken a trail to Teigetua.

Storevarden in center, Teigetua to the right

Finally, we had nice weather and I looked forward to the hike, although I’d rather much hike up to the island high point – Storevarden.

The mountain service road to Teigetua was OK-ish. A bit cumbersome, but otherwise OK.

Karma is getting ready for the mountain road

In the distance was Storevarden, pointing tongue to us. Alone, I wouldn’t have thought twice about going up, but I don’t want to put the dog in that kind of struggle.

Storevarden – a faint dream right here and now

But then – just as we passed the point where the mountain trail begins, I noticed tracks from snowshoes. Would they carry the dog’s weight?

They did, and then we were on our way to the island high point! Big, big bonus!

On our way to Storevarden!

The tracks didn’t help me all that much, but that was totally OK!

This walk was not without some effort…

Karma was super-happy, and here and there she could leave the tracks and enjoy life…

Life is good…

I didn’t mind the struggle. Struggle = good exercise…

And then we were up!

Panorama view from Storevarden

Man, this was uplifting. This hike definitely saved the week

Sunnmøre alps seen from Storevarden

After returning to the mountain service road, we sat course for Teigetua.

Heading for Teigetua

It was cool to see the coastal islands covered in snow. That’s not something you see too often…

Karma takes in the views

On the way down, we passed some rough locals

Don’t mind us…

Trip statistics: 8,4km, 450 vertical meters, 1h:43m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Huldrehornet (271m), Mar 19 2023

Our hike to Huldrehornet

Sunday: The week ended where it started – on Huldrehornet.

The snow had collapsed a little bit and hiking up the forest was a bit easier.

In the Huldrehornet forest

Above the forest, there was still a lot of snow, but previous hikes and ski-trips helped a lot.

View down the forest

And the final ridge is always easy. It’s just too windy for the snow to pile up.

The final ridge

I missed the sunshine from the day before, though. Oh well, it would return soon enough…

Rjåhornet seen from Huldrehornet

My work weekend had now come to an end. Only a few hours left of spare time before another working week was on…

Trip statistics: 4,9km, 290 vertical meters, 1h:19m

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