Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Brandtua, Syrebakkane, Hestefjellet, Selsteinen,
May 10 2009
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This weekend, I was babysitting
Odin, and I decided to give him enough exercise to last for the whole week. On
Friday, we went up Blåtind (697m). On Saturday, we visited
Melshornet (807m) in
Ørsta/Volda and Leinehornet (366m) on Leinøya. And after a roundtrip
across Brandtua (440m), Syrebakkane (455m), Hestefjellet
(621m) and Selsteinen (598m), we went up Varden (333m) on Runde.
On Sunday evening, I returned Odin to his owner with a good conscience. And
according to him, the next day Odin had a rough morning - trying to get up...
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9km trip across these 4 tops took 2h:40m. We started from the
Moldtudalen trailhead, followed the mountain road to Mørkevatnet
for 1,2km, then turned right onto a path leading up to Brandtua
(crossing the river on a bridge). We continued along a path to
Syrebakkane (Litledalshornet), then descended off-trail into
Litledalen and walked/scrambled up Hestefjellet's west ridge
(off-trail). From here, we proceeded along the high route to
Selsteinen and followed a path down to Moldtudalen.