|Estimated net time||Less than one hour.|
|Drinking water||No access to running water|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (October 2012).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at car park by trail head.|
|Start height||552 metres|
|Vertical metres||170 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||1.0 km|
From the ferry port at Eidsdal on road 63, on the south side of of Norddalsfjorden, drive 2.7 km in the direction of Geiranger. Turn left where signed for "Hjelle" and then fork right after 700 metres. From here drive 4.2 km, mostly on a narrow gravel road zigzagging up the steep hill side, to where it used to be a ski-centre on the left hand side. Turn left onto a forest road and drive 200 metres up to the ski-centre building. Park here.
Your hike runs straight up the ski-slope, on a path marked with sporadic red paint. At the top of the hill turn a little left and follow the path to the trigonometric point partly hidden amongst the trees.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
14. October 2012
This was Kjetil and my third top during this Sunday's Eidsdal adventures, and it was definitely the easiest and shortest hike with only about 500 horizontal and 170 vertical metres from trail head to the summit. We had already hiked Hesjedalshaugen and Blåhornet, but both had been very modest hikes in terms of physical effort needed so there was still plenty of juice left in the legs. The hike up the ski-slopes took us 15 minutes, but reaching the summit was slightly disappointing since there were small trees all around the summit. But by heading a little north from the summit one gets a fine view towards north, which was OK today since the sky towards south was quite grey and offered very limited views anyway.
After a few minutes at the summit we headed back down to the car, in less than
10 minutes, and then did a small de-tour down to Norddal centre before driving
to the ferry at Eidsdal.