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Kammen (can perhaps be translated to Comb Ridge) is a long ridge that divides the valley between Øverøye/Overøye (Stordal) and Innfjorden (Rauma). Some call this valley Seterdalen. In a way, it is an "interesting" mountain, entirely decoupled from the mountain ranges that define this valley.
While the fastest route runs from Bøstølen, you may also hike or ski this mountain from the Øverøye side. This web page describes access from Bøstølen. A toll road runs from Innfjorden, taking you all the way to 460m elevation. From the parking, you immediately begin ascending the Kammen ridge.
The mountains that define this valley are impressive. To the north, you have the Storbua - Trollvasstindan - Litlevasstinden - Nonstinden - Middagstinden - Skjervan range. All peaks exceeding 1400m elevation. To the south, you have the Ådalstinden - Taskedalstinden - Grønfonnfjellet - Sjøboltinden range. All exceeding 1400m elevation too. And then there is Kammen, a modest "island peak" in the middle of the valley, with good views all around.
There are no techincal difficulties or exposure involved in the easiest route to Kammen.
Kammen (Norge 1:50,000: 1096m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 413321 6922499) has a primary factor of 509m, towards the higher parent mountain Litlevasstinden (1490m). The saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 414735 6924128) is found at the east end of Lake Litlevatnet, between the two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle height is within the range 585-590m, interpolated to 587m.
Personal GPS measurement averaged (over 10 minutes) Kammen's height to 1107m, with an error margin of 4m. The reading was done on top of the cairn, approx. 1m high. Based on previous comparisions between GPS readings and map heights, it is reasonable to assume that Kammen could be higher than 1096m.
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.
Bøstølen - Kammen (summer/autumn)
(all distances are approx. distances)
Locate the place Innfjorden, approx. 10Km SW of Åndalsnes. Then locate the road to Bøstølen/Berild (signed) heading southwest. This is approx. 49Km from the E39/E136 junction south of Vestnes. Drive approx. 7Km and turn right towards Bøstølen/Berild (toll road, unmanned booth). Drive approx. 5,1Km and turn right towards Bøstølen. Drive 1,3Km up to the Bøstølen parking area. If you turn right here, you can drive additionally 200m up to a smaller parking area, on a slightly rougher road.
Per Sep. 2007, the toll-fee for the road to Bøstølen was NOK 50,- for passenger cars.
Note: This is partly an off-trail route.
From the upper parking, cross the bridge and turn right onto the valley path leading to Pjusken & Fokhaugstova.
After 200-300m, turn left and leave the path. Head for the eastern end of the Kammen ridge. You're BOUND to hit the vague path that runs up this ridge. A cliff is probably easiest passed on the left-hand side. The path is a bit vague here. Have fun scrambling if you will.
The rest of the route is straightforward and obvious. After passing point 904m, look down to your right and consider if you want to descend here upon your return. Then you can walk part of the valley path back to Bøstølen.
On hump 974m, you'll have approx. 1,3Km remaining before you can reach out and touch the summit cairn.
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