Tuvdalen to ski-centre
|Estimated net time||4-5 hours|
|Difficulty||Ascent of Revsdalshornet is a little cumbersome, and the descent south towards Sætrefjellet has some steep sections requiring the use of hands.|
|Drinking water||Running water from the stream at the beginning of the hike, and then some running water in the saddle between the two tops. There's also running water in the lower half of Sætrefjellet.|
|Parking||Room for some cars around trail head.|
|Start height||353 metres|
|Vertical metres||875 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||7.0 km|
Revsdalshornet trail head at start of Tuvdalen.
From Ålesund drive to Magerholm and take the ferry across to Aursneset. From the ferry port drive 21.9 km towards Stranda on road 60, then take left towards Fjellsetra and continue 3.0 km until you get to a small bridge crossing the river Tudalselva. Find parking on the right hand side of the road a little before you get to the bridge.
Start your hike by crossing the small bridge and turn left into what you can regard as path-less terrain. Find your best route towards Revsdalshornet, aiming more or less directly for the summit.
From Revsdalshornet return 20 metres and head down south-west towards a gully. If you aim for the highest point on the small top between Revsdalshornet and Sætrefjellet you have a good start. Find your best route downhill and be a little careful down around 800-820m, where you're very likely to use your hands. Alternatively head down further right from around 900m. After the steeper sections continue south up to Sætrefjellet.
From Sætrefjellet continue south-east down the upper ski-slopes, and then head more east and find an acceptable route down to the ski-centre car park. From here either walk back to where you started your hike or pick up your other car and drive the 1.0 km back to your trail head.
08. November 2014
Nice hike with colleague Trond, first up to Revsdalshornet and then steep down south-west/south towards Sætrefjellet. Ascending Sætrefjellet was straight forward, and so was the descent down to our first car.