Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Næremstindan from Kjersemdalen, July 9 2008
To the main Høgsvora/Næremstindan page (maps,
route descriptions, etc.)
initiated this evening's outing; a quick hike up to Næremstindan. He had only
limited time available this evening, so a traverse was out of the question. I
was merely interested in the high point and as a bonus - some research to simplify a future traverse. A big minus was the possibility that we could be
walking in fog, but we were optimistic and hoped the fog would lift during our
We knew little (or nothing) about this mountain, so we brought a short rope,
just in case.
We had a rough idea on where to begin, and when we discovered a bridge across
the river, the
trailhead was settled. Not that the river was hard to cross at this point of the
a bridge may lead to a path.
It did, but only for 100m. Standing next to the remains of an old building, we
any further path and decided to go through the spruce forest, rather than
following soft and
boggy ground to the left of the forest. If you don't mind razor sharp branches,
the forest floor
is actually quite nice to walk on.
After another meadow, we found a path up the birch forest. Then we crossed a
bush and high grass before got on a ridge. Higher up, we had to cross a boulder
we gained the Næremstindan ridge, close to the saddle to Høgsvora. And the fog
.. hurray .. was lifting.
Walking on Næremstindan
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We walked up the first top along this ridge and found a cairn. From here, we had
a good overview
of the ridge ahead. The need for a rope was by no means imminent.
Shortly after, I stepped on a loose rock and stumbled. In order to protect the
camera, I had
to take an awkward landing. I twisted my foot in the process. Quite
The foot was acing for a week, and then some. But hey, the camera was OK!
There's no end to what men will do for their gadgets.
aimed for what we - without doubts - considered to be the high point. Upon arrival, I
could see from
my GPS that we had passed the map point 1164m.
Looking back south, it wasn't so obvious any more, but we both concluded that
this had to be
the highest point. While Svein added value to the existing, but modest cairn, I
let the GPS work
to establish our present elevation. After 10 minutes, the GPS recorded 1171m as
only 1,5m error margin. I suggested 1169m as the summit elevation, which was
by Svein. I'll do the traverse some other time and take time to measure more
We still had time to have a quick look around, and continued along the ridge
until we reached
a prominent gap. It didn't look trivial to descend all the way down to the gap, and we
assumed that this
part of the ridge was more doable, coming from the north. Svein announced that
he (thus, we)
had to turn around, and so we did. On the way back to the first cairn, I picked
up my sunglasses, which (quietly) had left my head upon the rough landing.
A slide down on snow saved us from the boulder field, and then we (more or less)
ascent route. We had started out out 2:27pm, reached the high point 4:38pm and were
back at the trailhead 6:45pm.
A place with a view
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Svein's trip report (in Norwegian) can be found