|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
|Drinking water||No access to drinking water during winter.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (January 2009).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at the car park by "Fjellstova".|
|Start height||328 metres|
|Vertical metres||350 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||5.5 km|
|Route photo||Route towards Lebergsfjellet from Nysætra.|
From Ålesund drive road E39 east, towards Sjøholt. When you get to the exit for road 650 towards Stordal continue 7.5 km on road E39. On your left hand side you will see "Fjellstova". Find parking here.
Start skiing by aiming for the east ridge of Lebergsfjellet, finding your best route. Continue west/south-west all the way until you see the big mast at Lebergsfjellet's summit. Then ski across to the summit. For taking photos and getting away from the telecomm building it is probably best to ski 400 metres north-east to the small cairn at the north-east side of the summit plateau.
The descent route follows the ascent. It might seem tempting to descend north-east from the view point 400 metres north-east of the summit, but further down this route gets steep and you will run into a forest.
04. January 2009
After two terrible days skiing, first to Auskjeret (Sykkylven) in storm on Friday, and then to Skulstadhornet on terrible crust on Saturday, I was keen on a more positive experience this Sunday. I wasn't sure about the snow conditions so decided to visit a mountain of moderate height. And I'm glad I didn't go for "a big one", since there was fairly heavy going in a lot of powder. However, the conditions for descending were good so if I had found a mountain where someone had broken trail a more substantial mountain would have been ideal.
I had some problems in a couple of short steep sections because of all the loose snow, but else the ascent was OK. When descending I decided to go north-east directly from the view point north-east of the summit, but I soon found out that this would lead me into trouble. I therefore had to put on my skins again and head back up a bit before I was able to cross the narrow valley between the two eastern ridges. From there on the descent was very enjoyable.