Description of the trip:
This is one of the highest mountains mountains in the Sykkylven area, but easily accessible from the road to Stranda. Due to the start altitude the total climb is not more than around 990 meters. Although accessible this skitour has demanding and steep terrain, where the start in Vassdalen can be avalanche prone. There is also a very steep part up Kollskaret, where it is sometimes easier to walk by foot. Crampons and ice axe are recommended if it is icy. Crampons for your skis are also very useful.
The summit has excellent views in all directions. The descent offers a good mix of moderate to demanding terrain.
All photos above are from my own skitours.
About the guide:
I love skitouring in the beautiful mountains of Sunnmøre, and I wish to share my passion for these mountains with you. I know many of the most popular mountains, but also a few lesser crowded gems. Skitouring in the Sunnmøre Alps can sometimes be very complex due to weather, steepness and avalanche danger. It is important to know that during certain conditions the skitour might not be possible to do. Normally when I go skiing I choose my mountain based on the local weather and conditions of the snowpack and not the particular summit. So therefore, booking a certain summit long in advance leaves no guarantee we can do the ascent on the actual day of the skitour. If I think the skitour in question is not a safe choice at the time, I will suggest a replacement if possible.
Skitouring with me is also not a race to reach the top, we take our time and will enjoy the ascent as much as the descent. Examining the snowpack on the ascent is also a must on the skitours where avalanche danger could be present. If I deem the conditions too unsafe, I will turn around. Safety comes first. If possible I will try to find a safer option nearby. I normally only guide on weekends, but weekdays might be arranged if I know about it a while in advance.
When booking I would like to know your skill level and experience up front to ensure the skitour in question is right for you.
Looking forward to showing you the magic of the Sunnmøre Alps
NF Grunnkurs skred (basic avalanche course)
NF Videregåendekurs skred (advanced avalanche course)
NF Grunnkurs bre (basic course glacier)
NF Videregåendekurs bre (advanced course glacier)
Price: Group price 1600 NOK (groups can be up to 5 people)
Estimated time for the trip: 4hours
Meters above sea level: 1476
Climb (meters): 991
Distance (km): 5,2
Safety: We ask that you have personal insurance before attending this activity. If you have travel insurance, be sure to check the policy if it covers back-country skiing.