Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
|Fylke/Kommune :||Møre og Romsdal/Rauma, Norddal|
|Maps :||1319-IV Valldalen (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||
Småholtindan 1473m: 103m
|Hiked :||June 2011|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Rauma and Norddal mountains|
Besides being one of Norway's biggest tourist attractions, Trollstigen also attracts lots of skiers when the road opens in spring. Alnestinden and Finnan are the most popular skiing tops, but many feel that Ringshornet is just as good in terms of skiing experience. And if you don't like "crowds" then Ringshornet is a better choice. The normal route to the summit is not difficult or particularly steep.
900 meters to the northwest of Ringshornet lies point 1473m - one of the Småholtindan peaks. Småholtindan are 5 peaks that surround Lake Inste Småholvatnet. This is an easy bonus top which gives you a great view towards Ringshornet. Point 1361m (also one of the Småholtindan peaks) is located 1,4km north/northeast of Ringshornet and is yet another easy bonus top - if you're in the business of bagging peaks...
Ringshornet belongs to Norddal, while Småholtindan 1473m is shared between Rauma and Norddal.
Ringshornet (Norge 1:50,000: 1532m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 1532m, UTM 32 V 427873 6920845) has a primary factor of 282m towards the higher parent mountain Småholtindan 1591m. The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 426999 6921693) is found between these two peaks. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1240-1260m, interpolated to 1250m.
Småholtindan 1473m (Norge 1:50,000: 1473m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 427372 6921649) has a primary factor of 103m towards the higher parent Ringshornet. The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 427628 6921275) is found between these two peaks. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1360-1380m, interpolated to 1370m.
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The route descriptions are valid per Apr
Route 1: Slettvikane - Ringshornet (spring - on skis)
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is Åndalsnes. Follow highway E136 to the west. After approx. 4,3km, turn right onto the Trollstigen road. Drive into Isterdalen valley, then up the famous hairpin curves, pass the popular viewpoint at Stigrøra and continue up to the highest point on the road on Alnesreset (870m). Descend to Slettvikane meadow and look for a place to park (N62.41440 E7.63714) approx. 2,5km after Alnesreset. The best starting point is of course dependant of the amount of snow...
Head towards the valley between Ringshornet and Småholtindane 1361m. After passing 1000 meters (elev.), turn gradually left (west/southwest) and follow a shoulder up to the ridge between point 1473m and Ringshornet. Then follow the ridge up to the summit(s). Be aware of avalanches from the north facing slope below Ringshornet's summit (N62.41189 E7.60397). The summit is marked by a proper cairn.