Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
Ryssdalshornet is a dominating mountain located west of Breimsvatnet and southeast of Sandane. This is a very popular peak and the views from the top is part of the reason why.
There are a few routes leading up Ryssdalshornet, but the far most popular route runs from Ryssdal and this is the route described on this page. A forest road runs up to Ryssdalsstøylen cabins. From here, the mountain path is steep up to the north ridge. That is - steep as in strenuous, not dangerous. In one place you can choose to use the aid (or discomfort) of a fixed rope, but the common wanderer will get by without. However, on an icy slope - it might just prove to be useful...
Ryssdalshornet (Norge 1:50,000: 1201m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 358237 6846638) has a primary factor of 686m towards the parent Storevarden (1425m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 358593 6844360) is found south of of Lake Dalevatnet. Ref. the 1:50,000 map (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 500-520m, interpolated to 515m to align with Petter Bjørstad's list.
Ryssdalshornet seen from the air
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Route 1: Ryssdal - Ryssdalshornet
This route description is valid per Oct 2011
(all distances are approx. distances)
This route description takes the place Sandane as the starting point. From the main junction east of Sandane;
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Follow the forest road in the direction of Ryssdalsstøylen, then;
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