Description of the trip:
Høgsvora is a moderate to easy skitour. There are two routes to the top, the ridge or the valley below the ridge. Top parts of the ridge is steep on both sides and most often has a cornice. Although a little more demanding than the valley route, I do prefer the ridge. This is one of the few skitours where I actually prefer the ascent to the descent. The view is a great mix of mountains, ridges and fjords. The descent follows the valley and has a nice even decline.
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)
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.