Eidet via Hagesætra
|Estimated net time||3-3½ hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, but a bit wet in some places.|
|Drinking water||Access to running water just below and just above Hagesætra.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (September 2007).|
|Parking||Room for many cars by Ravn stadium, on the right hand side of road 661, 100 metres north-west of trail head.|
|Start height||55 metres|
|Vertical metres||665 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||10.2 km|
From Ålesund drive road E39 towards Åndalsnes. Turn left onto road 661 towards Tennfjord/Vatne/Brattvåg at Digerneset and continue for 8.7 km until you get to the intersection of roads 661 and 659 at Eidet (by Tennfjord). At the Eidet intersection turn right, and continue on road 661 towards Vatne for just under 300 metres. Find parking on your right hand side at "Ravn stadion" (Ravn stadium). Walk back just under 100 metres and cross the road; you will see a sign for "Grøtshornet", leading up a forest road.
Follow this forest road north and then west for approximately 750 metres, until you get to an intersection. Here it is signed right for "Kyrkjeskardet" and left for "Sætreskardet". Turn left (west) and continue 550 metres, first on forest road, then path through a small spruce forest, and then forest road again. Here the forest road turns right (north). This forest road gradually turns into a path, which will take you in a north-west direction. Up here there are some wet areas where the path almost vanishes. This path will take you up to Hagesætra (ruins of an old summer pasture), where you can find a registration book (managed by Ravn sports club). From here the path continues north (in general), and is marked by red paint. Follow this path all the way to Grøtshornet's summit.
The descent is best done via the ascent route.
19. January 2013
After many days with dry and cold weather I assumed a hike to Grøtshornet would be the right thing, given the normally wet sections would be frozen. I asked Bård if he wanted to join me for this hike, and as expected he was on. He picked me up at 10am, together with his Pointer Powerpoint.
As expected the wet sections below Hagesætra were frozen, making hiking easy, but we also had to deal with a number of icy patches. At the summit we enjoyed the excellent views towards south, but slightly hazy conditions and a low sun didn't make for the best conditions for photos.
10. September 2007
After weeks of rain and wind we at last had a nice day. I therefore decided to do an evening hike after I had finished football training with Brattvåg boys 14. I started from Eidet at 18:55, slightly annoyed about the fact that the summit of Grøtshornet was covered in thick fog. By the time I got to the summit the fog was still there, so there was absolutely no chance to enjoy any view to the fjord nor any other mountains. I therefore didn't spend any time at the summit. When I got back down to the forest road it was getting quite dark, and by the time I was back down at the car at 21:00 I realised that autumn was here with much shorter evenings.