Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
|Fylke/Kommune :||Møre og Romsdal/Ulstein|
|Maps :||1219-I Ålesund (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||Kiberget: 65m|
|Primary factor :||Breifjellet: 56m|
|Hiked :||Apr 2008|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Ulstein and Hareid mountains|
Kiberget and Breifjellet are two hilltops on the plateau north of Hareiddalen valley, on Hareidlandet island. Kiberget is easy to identify through its east ridge with scattered trees. This ridge is called Hanekammen (Coxcomb), and carries its name well.
Breifjellet is probably not a frequently used name. On most maps, this top, located just 1Km northwest of Kiberget, doesn't have a name. On Økonomisk Kartverk, the name Breifjellet is placed on the western slopes of the hill. The locals will refer to the hillside above Ulsteinvik as Lågskjervene. On the other hand, Økonomisk Kartverk states that the 317m trigonometric point on Lågskjervene is named Høgskjerva.
Due to the low primary factor, none of this hills are considered to be independent mountains on westcoastpeaks.com. That does not mean that they're not worth a visit. Both tops offer a nice view all around. This page will describe a round trip across both tops, on and off trail and starting from above the town of Ulsteinvik.
Kiberget (Norge 1:50,000: -, Økonomisk Kartverk: 438m, UTM 32 V 339372 6917849) has a primary factor of 65m towards the higher parent mountain Bjørnenakken (487m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 339672 6918023) is found between Kiberget and Bjørnenakken. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the contours 370-375m, interpolated to 373m.
(Kiberget's trigonometric point, 423,26m is not the highest point. Personal GPS measurements read 444m on Kiberget's high point and 420m on the trigonometric point. Not a consistent result when compared to the map heights)
Breifjellet (Norge 1:50,000: -, Økonomisk Kartverk: 424m, UTM 32 V 338423 6918267) has a primary factor of 56m towards the higher parent mountain Kiberget (438m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 338812 6918063) is found between the two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the contours 365-370m, interpolated to 368m.
(On Økonomisk Kartverk, point 424m is found on the east side of the summit ridge. The high point is (apparently)found near the middle of the ridge, and is not much higher than the eastern point)
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
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The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.
Route 1: Lågskjervene - Kiberget - Breifjellet (spring/summer)
(all distances are approx. distances)
Will follow soon...
From the kindergarden parking, follow a gravel road upwards. Around the next bend, you'll see two small bridges across a drain. Head across the easternmost bridge and follow a path that will run all the way to the Kiberget - Breifjellet ridge. You'll see wooden markers with red paint along the way. This path can be quite wet and boggy after rain. Follow a less boggy path up the Kiberget ridge. Pass a trigonometric point and continue another 250m eastbound to the high point. The coxcomb ridge is another 400m to the east, should you want to go there.
From Kiberget, head back down the ridge until you reach the meadow between the tops. Find the least boggy route across the meadow. There is no worn path up Breifjellet and the turfs can be somewhat tiresome. The summit plateau has almost no vegation and is easy to walk. The high point is probably a large rock on the middle of the ridge.
Descend Breifjellet on its west ridge. Aim for the
Lågskjervene trig. point, and you'll pick up a trail along the way. This trail
has a fork below the trig. point. Go left here, and you'll end up back at the
trail head. If you continue straight ahead, you'll end up west of the trailhead
unless you take a shortcut across annoying turfs back to the trail head.