Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Leirvågfjellet on the south ridge route, Sep 23 2008

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South ridge route

South ridge route
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On June 12 2008, I decided it was high time that I got to the Leirvågen/Solavågen side of Leirvågfjellet. Carrying my (late) dog Troll, I headed off-trail up Leirvågdalen. This was a very cumbersome route that I don't recommend to anyone. Infact, I suspect that I missed a path further to my left. In any case, I gained the north ridge and had some easy scrambling up to the trigonometric point.

I was determined to find a route down the south ridge, so I headed to the high point and had a look around. I immediately found the path. "There you go", I told Troll and pointed him down the trail. Slightly reluctant, he began his, at times steep, journey down the south ridge.

On Sep 22 (and without a dog this time), I came back to see if I could find a roundtrip route. I headed up the south ridge from Leirvågen. On the top, I met a woman who pointed out an alternative descent route to me. There was an amazing light in the sky, and I was so happy that I chose to ignore an aching foot and get my butt out the door.

On Sep 23, I did this route again. This time with a GPS, tracking my route..

Amazing light

Amazing light
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The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 300D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6

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Up and down Leirvågfjellet

0. GPS tracks 1. Sulafjellet 2. The south ridge 3. Into the forest 4. On the forest path 5. Sukkertoppen and Godøya 6. Sulafjellet 7. Melshornet, Hareid 8. Wide-angle view from Leirvågfjellet 9. Haram tops seen from Leirvågfjellet 10. Molladalstindane and Festøykollen 11. Storfjorden 12. Hundatinden and Nes-Staven 13. Sunset 14. Svinetinden and Molladalstindane

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