Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Nesnakken, 196m

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Skodje
Maps : xxx (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 128m
Hiked : Nov 2006
See also : Nihusen
See also : Støråkfjellet
See also : Ramnfloget
See also : Engsetfjellet
See also : Høgåsen
See also : Vassberget

Nesnakken (foreground)

Nesnakken (foreground)


Nesnakken is a low forest hill, located south of Lake Engsetdalsvatnet. A tractor road takes you up to the forest below the top, and a path takes you through the forest. A communication mast is found 80m east of the unmarked high point. The views are limited, but you get a panorama view towards the higher Haram mountains.

Primary factor:

Nesnakken (Norge 1:50,000: 196m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 379596 6935247) has a primary factor of 128m towards the higher parent Nihusen (438m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 379372 6934580) is found in a valley between Nesnakken and Nihusen. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 65-70m, interpolated to 68m.

On Økonomisk Kartverk, point 194m is north of the high point. GPS measured 90m over a 2-minute period, with a +/- 5m error margin.

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Trail descriptions:

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.

Nes - Nesnakken

Difficulty : Class 1 (YDS)
Exposure : No
Distance : Approx. 700m to the top
Time : Approx. 15 mins to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 95m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 100m
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From Ålesund, follow highway E136->E39 towards Åndalsnes. From the E16/E39/Olsvika roundabout near Breivka, follow E39 13,3Km. Turn left onto highway RV661 (Skodje/Brattvåg/Vatne). Pay toll at an unmanned toll booth (coins + credit cards, AutoPass) 4,6Km after you left E39, turn right onto an unsigned gravel road. 50m ahead on the main road, you see signs to "Vatne/Ellingsøya/Vigra".

Follow the gravel road 1,4Km. You should now have just passed a turnout on the right-hand side, seemingly a place where larger vehicles turn around. On your left-hand side, you see a road leading up to a house. The tractor road begins by this house. The gravel road continues to- and ends at Nes.

The route

Follow the tractor road all the way until it ends in a pine forest. Ignore a road forking off to the left before the pine forest. A path, marked by ribbons in trees, takes you up to the communication mast. Turn left (west) and follow a vague path 80m up to the unmarked high point on the south side of the forest ridge. Descend your ascent route.

Nesnakken ridge, in front of Nihusen

Nesnakken ridge, in front of Nihusen

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