|Reppanipa from Skirsete
|Estimated net time||1½ hours|
|Drinking water||You will find running water from the stream at around 850m.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (August 2015).|
|Parking||Room for a few cars at trail head.|
|Start height||553 metres|
|Vertical metres||395 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||2.9 km|
Start measuring from the round about where roads 5 and 55 meet in western Sogndal (these two roads share the same stretch of road for 1.3 km, through Sogndal centre). Drive 6.9 km north (in the direction of Førde, Skei, Fjærland) and turn left where signed for Gjerde. Turn right after another 420 metres and follow the gravel road to its end, approximately 2.8 km. Strictly speaking the road does continue after this, but its quality is much reduced.
From the car park at the end of the road walk uphill on the left hand side of the road and try to walk perpendicular on the gravel road you just left. Turn a little left after 10+ vertical metres and you should be able to follow something that might be a vague path. This path becomes much more obvious at around 580m and from here should be pretty straight forward to follow. And from around 640m the path joins another path coming up from left and is definitely very easy to follow. At 730m turn left and leave the path, and walk more or less directly south 110 metres (40 vertical metres). From here follow a pretty obvious path up to 830m, into the gully. From the gully turn right and walk east and south-east the final 500 metres to the unmarked summit. Note that there is a trigonometric point marker 50 metres south of the summit.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
15. August 2015
Njål, Elisabeth and I were spending the week-end just north of Sogndal, combining Sigurd's move to Sogndal to study, and the Junior championships in athletics in Byrkjelo. We decided to skip Sigrid's first round 200 metres on Saturday morning and instead went for a relatively quick hike. The relativity aspect of the hike got a slight hick-up to it through our navigation issues finding the trail head, but once we stopped and asked someone who were likely to know we found a good trail head and could enjoy a walk which took us under one hour.
Back down at the car we changed into dry shirts and headed north to Byrkjelo for day #2 of the athletics.