|Estimated net time||3½-4½ hours|
|Difficulty||There are no technical difficulties, but you should show some care above the steps a little below the top of Vassdalen; if icy you risk a nasty fall down into the narrow valley.|
|Drinking water||Several sources of running water up through Vassdalen.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (September 2013).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at trail head.|
|Start height||540 metres|
|Vertical metres||815 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||7.7 km|
From the ferry port at Aursneset drive 24.4 km towards Stranda on road 60, until you get to a big car park on your right hand side, 300+ metres before the Sykkylven-Stranda municipality border. Park here.
Start your hike by walking towards Stranda, on the right hand side of the road, almost to the municipality border. Turn right onto a service road and follow it south-west 220 metres. Turn left and follow the road 140 metres, and then turn right and head uphill to the small dam at 570m. From the dam locate a path heading into the forest on the left hand side of the stream and follow this path uphill. When you get up to a little below 800m the path changes to man-made steps (probably a couple of hundred steps made of boulder), and you should head uphill on these steps. Above the steps continue a little into the valley and head uphill towards right once you're close to the small lakes. There are no path up here and you just have to walk a tiny touch north of west, all the way to the summit, which is marked by a small cairn (there's a bigger cairn on the "main" mountain).
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
08. September 2013
Elisabeth and I had been to Ystevasshornet once before, and on both occasions we had excellent conditions.