Kornbergveten from Mjeltebakkane
|Estimated net time||3-3½ hours|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water except from the stream along the road at the beginning of the route.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (April 2015).|
|Parking||Room for a few cars around trail head.|
|Start height||338 metres|
|Vertical metres||595 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||10.7 km|
Start measuring from the ferry port at Folkestad, on road E39 on the west side of Voldsfjorden:
- Drive 115 metres along road E39 and turn right onto the road "Dalsfjordvegen".
- At 650 metres turn sharp left onto the road "Råsa". This road runs on the fjord side of the shop.
- At 1.7 km fork left.
- At 1.8 km pay toll in unmanned toll booth (NOK 30 per 2015).
- At 4.1 km park on the left hand side of the road where a smaller mountain road goes up right.
Start your hike by following the forest road up to the right. When the forest road turns right after 750 metres continue off-path uphill, a tiny bit left compared to the direction you walked up the forest road. Walk up to the unmarked summit of Kyrshovudet, and try to avoid the short section of juniper.
From Kyrshovudet you will find a relatively vague path heading right (north) towards Galten/Heidakollen and Kornbergveten. The path isn't very visible in all places but more or less follows the ridge. You might want to skirt around some of the smaller tops. As you approach Galten the path gets better defined and from here follow the path up to the summit cairn, where you're likely to find a registration book.
From Galten continue on the path down to the saddle between Galten and Kornbergveten and up to the summit cairn, where you're likely to find a summit register.
Descend by reversing your ascent route back to Galten and down its south slopes. Then bear a little left, and continue south across slightly boggy terrain back to the top of the forest road where you headed up to Kyrshovudet. From here follow the forest road back down to the car.
24. April 2015
For the last time, most probably, I was off to Stryn for the annual handball tournament. I left work at lunch and drove directly to Folkestad, and from the ferry port I made it directly up to Mjeltebakkane. From here I started my hike up to Kyrshovudet, which I reached in just under 20 minutes.
From Kyrshovudet I headed north towards Kornbergveten, battling with considerable stretches of deep and rotten snow. Fortunately the snow conditions got better once I was north of Galten, which was most pleasing given the fact that I was not going back along the ridge once I had descended the first section of Galten.
I had a mix of snow and sun throughout the hike, and in general quite limited views. The snow was a real killer in places between Kyrshovudet and Galten, and I fell all the way down to my hips on several occasions.