|Estimated net time||3½-4½ hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties. There is fine path up to above the forest and to the large cairn at 775 metres. Above this there is some boulder, and a little steep, but no difficulties.|
|Drinking water||Several sources of running water through the forest and up to 600 metres, and you're likely to find running water from a stream a little above 1000 metres.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (August 2013).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at the car park by trail head.|
|Start height||125 metres|
|Vertical metres||1085 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||8.3 km|
From Ålesund drive road E39 (and E136) east to where E136 turns right in the direction of Åndalsnes, just south of Vestnes. Follow E136 approximately 50 km to Innfjorden, and start measuring from where E136 crosses the river Innfjordselva at the apex of the Innfjorden fjord.
- At 0.9 km turn right (this is 700 metres south of the exit of Innfjordtunnelen tunnel if coming from Åndalsnes).
- At 1.0 km turn left, onto the road "Skulevegen".
- At 1.9 km turn sharp right.
- At 2.4 km park on the left hand side of the road, next to a wooden board with a map and route signs.
Start walking by following the gravel road another 100 metres and then turn left onto a path where a road forks right. This path is marked with red paint and can be followed all the way through the forest and up to the path junction in the saddle at 775 metres. Make sure you fork right at 390 metres and stay on the marked path towards Grisetskolten.
From the saddle at 775 metres turn right a few metres after the large cairn and follow signs for "Ølmannstinden". There is a vague path in the beginning of the route, but this might just as well be ignored. Instead focus on the cairn you can see up towards east and aim for this cairn. You can now see several cairns marking the route to Ølmannstinden, but you should stay a little right of these cairns and walk directly east up to 950 metres. From here aim for a small top left of a small saddle left of the summit. There are a couple of steep sections with boulder, but there are no technical difficulties. Once you get up left of the saddle walk south-east to the large summit cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
22. August 2013
It was time for the annual fishing week-end with my friends, and this year we had agreed to go to Tore's cabin south of Lillehammer. I still had plenty of holidays left and decided to take Friday off. The plan was to hike some Rauma mountain on Thursday night, then something else on Friday, before driving down Gudbrandsdalen and meet the others late afternoon Friday.
For this Thursday I had planned two alternative hikes, one for good weather and one for rain and the likes. Fortunately it was a lovely evening and hence my planned longer hike kicked in. I left work in Ålesund around 16:00 and made decent pace along road E136 to Griset.
I had hiked the path from Griset up to 775 metres exactly one year earlier, so knew this part of the hike fairly well. A couple was resting by the big cairn at 775 metres, and they gave me some advise about my route to Svartebottstinden, and we had a little chat in general. And through this small-talk we found out that the wife was the cousin of one of my neighbours back home. Small world.
The rest of the hike was pretty straight forward, but with some steep sections on my direct route.