Description of the trip:
Randers Top is a spectacular skitour where you start at sealevel. Although a skitour not great in distance, it is great in altitude meters and views. This is a really beautiful and much skied mountain. Some of the skitour is in moderate terrain, but many parts are very steep and the trip is in complex avalanche terrain. Please be aware that Randers Top is steep and will require an experienced level of skier.
The ascent is steep through thick forest until you enter the start of the valley, often skis has to be carried until you are above the treeline. The route up the valley is in moderate terrain and this is also the most fun part when skiing back down. Depending on snow conditions the push to the summit is most often ascended on foot, particularly if the snow is hard and icy. Crampons and ice axe are recommended. Crampons for your skis are also very useful.
The views are stunning with the backdrop of the spiniest mountains of the region and the blue fjord below.
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, avalanche danger and cornices. 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:
Meters above sea level: 1414
Climb (meters): 1334
Distance (km): 3,3
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.