|Estimated net time||3-4 hours|
|Drinking water||No access to drinking water during winter.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage at trail head, else unknown (March 2009).|
|Parking||Room for many cars around trail head. If you decide to start by the small ski-centre at Nystølen you will find a car park at the foot of the slope.|
|Start height||900 metres|
|Vertical metres||515 metres for the roundtrip (depends a little on your exact trail head and route)|
|Trip distance||23.5 km (depends a little on your exact trail head and route)|
From Nesbyen drive west towards Tunhovd, and then follow signs for Nystølen.
There are several tracks to follow to get to Trommenatten from Nystølen, and there are several trail heads. In general ski south, and follow signs for Båtstjern. When you get to Øvre Båtstjern turn left (east) and ski east for 1.2 km. Then turn left (south) and ascend Trommenatten from north. The last 65 vertical metres do not have tracks.
21. March 2009
This Saturday was day number two at Håvard's cabin, and just as yesterday the weather was very nice. Terje, Olav and me decided to ski a longer route than the others, and to pay a visit to Trommenatten along the way.
We left the cabin a little before the others and did fair pace south towards Trommenatten. When we got to the foot of Trommenatten Terje changed his mind with respect to make the final ascent and instead did a small round in the excellent tracks. Olav and me made our way to the summit, before skiing down the south slopes. The descent was difficult because of the crust partly giving way, and I think I fell five times in less than 100 vertical metres.
Back down in the tracks we teamed up with Terje again and made our way further south, skiing around Åkrefjell on the south side. Here we met the other three guys, and also Hans Erik, who had come up from his cabin closer to Tunhovdfjorden. We now found a place in the sun, and stayed there for more than an hour, drinking beer and in general having a good time.
After our fine lunch in the sun we headed back to the cabin in two groups, but now with almost now grip since the sun had melted the tracks. The liquid lunch didn't do much help for the speed of skiing either ...