Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Åsefjellet, 141m
 

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Hareid     
Maps : 1119-I Ålesund (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 83m
Hiked : Apr 2009
See also :
Melshornet Hjørungneshornet
Ulsettua Løkeberget
Hovdenakken Kongsvollen
See also : Other Hareid and Ulstein mountains

Åsefjellet seen from Løkeberget

Åsefjellet seen from Løkeberget
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Introduction

Åsefjellet is a forest ridge located between Hjørungneshornet and Ulsettua. A vague path runs across the ridge, so you can either start from Åsen or Engjaskaret. This page describes the route from Engjaskaret. Lake Hjørungdalsvatnet, which is located north of Åsefjellet is a nature preserve. 

The vague path reveals that Åsefjellet is not frequently visited. But you should not have any problems following the path all the way up to the high point. If you follow the path from Engjaskaret, you will see another point 100m east of the high point, which is 1m lower than the high point (according to Økonomisk Kartverk).

 

View in the direction of Engjaskaret

View in the direction of Engjaskaret
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Primary factor:

Åsefjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 141m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 141,05m, UTM 32 V 347639 6914629) has a primary factor of 83m towards the higher parent Ulsettua (389m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 346882 6913936) is found at Engjaskaret - above the tunnel. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is with the range 55-60m, interpolated to 58m.

GPS measurement read 144m (on the ground), averaged over a 3-minute period (error margin +/- 4m). The eastern point was measured to 143m.

Google map

Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
 

 

Google maps
Google maps
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Trail descriptions

Route 1: Engjaskaret - Åsefjellet (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : YDS Class 1
Exposure : No
Distance : Approx. 1,2km to the top (2D distance)
Time : Approx. 30 minutes to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 50m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 130m (total)
Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
Detailed map
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Access

(all distances are approx. distances)

The nearest larger city is Ålesund. From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then RV61 towards Hareid. Take the Sulesund - Hareid ferry, and at the roundabout in Hareid, turn left in direction of Hjørungavåg.

Drive 4,8km to Hjørungneset junction in Hjørungavåg. Continue 2km and turn left towards Alme. Drive 1,4km up to Engjaskaret pass. The path begins immediately after the tunnel. Find parking at a turnout 50m down the road.

The route

The path begins by the tunnel

The path begins by the tunnel
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Head up the road next to the tunnel and follow it up to the forest ridge. Turn right and follow a good path through the dense forest. Once out of this forest, the path becomes less visible. Follow the path all the way up to the high point, defined by a nature preserve sign. Consider following the path 100m to the east, to the eastern viewpoint.

(Picture of GPS track).


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