Auskjeret means in Norwegian, a bailer (tool used to pour water from boats) that is turned upside down. There is also a mountain with the same name in Sykkylven, located 20Km to the west. This Auskjeret (also referred to as Ausekaret) is located above Øverøye (the roadsign and the map does not agree) in Stordal kommune. The lower part of the mountain has a ski-lift, and is VERY busy on fine winter days.
Auskjeret, along with its neighbours Øverøystolen (1393m) and Rollsbotnskorka (1333m) form a ridge that joins the massive Stordal - Måndalen mountain ridge that holds peaks such as Lauparen, Sandfjellet, Nonstinden and Middagstinden, to name a few. Although this ridge is not part of the greater Sunnmørsalpene range, the mountaineering opportunities are just as many.
The normal routes to Auskjeret run up via the ski-lift, and along the south ridge. This web-page will describe the skiing route from Øverøye. As the pictures from the trip report will show, the views from this - and all of the neighbouring mountains - are worth all of the effort you put into your trip.
Auskjeret (Norge 1:50,000: 1340m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 405218 6921427) has a primary factor of 190m, towards the higher parent Øverøystolen (1393m). The saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 405507 6921795) is found between Auskjeret and Kollen. Ref. the Norge 1:50,000 map (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1140-1160m, interpolated to 1150m.
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
Notes: Class ratings are in reference to YDS. Click here for more information.
The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.
Øverøye - Auskjeret (winter, on skis)
From Ålesund, follow highway E136->E39 towards Åndalsnes. From the E136/E39/Olsvika roundabout near Breivka, follow E39 approx. 28Km to the RV650 junction just after Sjøholt. Turn right onto RV650 (Geiranger/Stordal) and drive approx. 25,1Km (passing the place Stordal) and turn left towards "Overøye". Drive 9,7Km to the parking area at the ski-resort. There may be a parking fee when the resort is open.
From Øverøye (Stordal Skisenter), follow the slalom trek westbound towards Lake Heimste Øverøyvatnet (761m). Then follow the prepared track up to the top of the trek (800m). It may be smart to head out before the ski-lift begins to run (10:00AM per April 2007, but check the web-site).
Proceed up the ridge and follow it all the way to top. Be aware of cornices facing north (east from the summit ridge). Safe route markers MAY be in place, but then again, snowfall may have covered them. As a general thumb of rule, stay south on the ridge up from the ski-lift, and west once on the ridge to the summit. Settle for the cairn at UTM 32 V 405218 6921427 unless you know the mountain from a summer visit.
Descend your ascent route, or via the south ridge in the direction of Jasvollsætra. Having one car in place, will save you from a 5-6Km walk back to your trailhead.
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