These four tops form a mountain massif, located south of Hevsdalen, north of Habostaddalen and east of Brunstaddalen valleys. All valleys are potential starting points, but the path from Hevsdalen to Lake Tindeskardvatnet may be the preferred route in summer. The four tops encircle the lake and a roundtrip across all tops is a fun walk for strong hikers that are comfortable with boulder terrain.
The mountains are also skied in winter, and Dalmannshornet is normally skied from Habostaddalen, via Åndalsheia. Skiing from Hevsdalen may require ice-axe/crampons up Vassdalen. A third starting point is Brunstad. This web-page describes the summer/autumn route from Hevsdalen.
Dalmannshornet is, nowadays, only a map name. The locals refer to this mountain as Sætretindane (the plural form involves the adjacent pinnacles) or Brunstadtinden. This web-site will, however, endorse the Dalmannshornet name. Not only is it a very nice name (and this web-site appreciates distinct mountain names) but is does also leave no room for confusion with Sætretindane located next to Kolåstinden.
On pictures featured on this site, taken before Oct. 2006, you may see "Holetindane" used where Ytstevasshornet is the appropriate name. Holetindane is the name for the pinnacle ridge adjacent to Ytstevasshornet. One might say that Ytstevasshornet is the Holetindane high point. Tuvegga and Tinden, the two other tops encircling Lake Tindeskardvatnet, have so far not caused any room for confusion.
Dalmannshornet, being the highest of the four tops, is an interesting viewpoint. The northeast to southeast views stretch as far as physics and optics allow, while the "core" of the Sunnmørsalpene peaks (Råna, Urkedalstinden, Slogen, Jakta, Brekketinden, Smørskredtinden, etc.) are the close neigbours to the south and the west. Towards the north, the Urfjellet - Auskjeret mountain ridge obscure the coastline, but the coastline is not necessarily a prettier view than these mountains. All in all, the views are worth the effort.
There are a couple of lower, but independent tops that also belong to this mountain region. Saurdalsnibba (1342m), Bolten (1158m) and Langedalsegga (974m) will, in time, be documented on separate mountain pages. A fourth top, known only as point 1349m, 670m NW of Dalmannshornet, is also an independent top. This page is likely to be revised when this top, in time, is visited.
Dalmannshornet (Norge 1:50,000: 1476m, Ø.konomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 382383 6905311) has a primary factor of 646m towards the higher parent mountain Brekketinden (1578m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 382815 6902284) is found between Bolten and Brekketindane. Ref. the Norge 1:50,000 map (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 820-840m, interpolated to 830m.
Ytstevasshornet (Norge 1:50,000: 1330m, Ø.konomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 382498 6907445) has a primary factor of 220m towards the higher parent mountain Dalmannshornet (1476n). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 382964 6906321) is found between the two tops, SE of point 1165m. Ref. the Norge 1:50,000 map (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1100-1120m, interpolated to 1110m.
Tinden (Norge 1:50,000: 1264m, Ø.konomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 384477 6905758) has a primary factor of 154m towards the higher parent mountain Dalmannshornet (1476n). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 383905 6905687) is found between the two tops, S of Lake Tindeskardvatnet. Ref. the Norge 1:50,000 map (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1100-1120m, interpolated to 1110m.
Tuvegga (Norge 1:50,000: 1181m, Ø.konomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 384529 6906869) has a primary factor of 151m towards the higher parent mountain Tinden (1264m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 384484 6906272) is found between the two tops, E of Lake Tindeskardvatnet. Ref. the Norge 1:50,000 map (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1020-1040, interpolated to 1030m.
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The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.
Hevsdalen - all tops roundtrip (summer/autumn)
From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then highway RV60 (Stranda) to the Magerholm - Ørsneset ferry (approx. 8Km). This ferry runs quite often; every 20 minutes in the busy hours of the day. From Ørsneset, follow RV60 (Stranda) approx. 25,5Km and find a small parking area on the right- hand side of the road, roughly 400m south of the larger Kleivdalsfjellet/Roaldshornet parking area. There is a small opening in the road fence where you can find parking.
From the parking area, pass a gate, follow the gravel road until you have crossed a bridge. Follow a "T" marked path through the forest (just after the bridge) which joins the river at 590m elev. The path ascends east of the river to a boulder area, where rocks form a stairway up the mountainside. Above the stairway, the path joins the river, and at approx. 940m, cross the river and head off-trail, westbound up towards Ytstevasshornet.
On Ytstevasshornet, there are two cairns. You can walk on either side of the first cairn in order to reach the high point. Stay left to avoid the airy summit ridge. In any case, there is no scrambling involved in reaching the high point.
From Ytstevasshornet, head SE (across gentle boulder), then SW across point 1165m and S towards Dalmannshornet. The initial ascent is somewhat steep, but offers no problems. The terrain towards the summit cairn gets gradually less steep. The boulder between 1140m and 1240m can be very slippery when wet (moss).
From Dalmannshornet, head E/NE and pass point 1308m to the south, while aiming for the Dalmannshornet - Tinden pass. The ascent to Tinden can mostly be done on grass. The rock can be very slippery when wet. You arrive the high point approx. 60m before you reach the cairn.
From Tinden, descend to the north in steep terrain (you have to switchback in order to find the best route) down to the Tinden - Tuvegga saddle. From the saddle, you can ascend pretty much wherever you like. Tuvegga high point is marked by a cairn.
From Tuvegga, the most convenient descent route runs down the southwets ridge (you can also descend to the west, in steeper terrain). Once down by Lake Tindeskardvatnet, descend along the drain until you reach your ascent route.
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