Norwegian Mountains, Hordaland
|Maps :||1319-IV Valldalen (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||246m|
|Hiked :||July 2010|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Hordaland mountains|
Elvershei is the top above the ski-lifts on Røldalsfjellet, and provides a good view towards Røldal and Odda mountains, in addition to some of the higher Rogaland tops - such as Skaulen, Tindane and Kyrkjenuten. You also have a good view towards the Folgefonna glacier from the summit. The mountain is easy to ascend - in summer as well as winter. This page will describe a summer route from Elversvatnet.
Elvershei (Norge 1:50,000: 1374m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 1374,06m, westcoastpeaks: 1376m (UTM 32 V 371656 6635301) has a primary factor of 246m towards the higher parent Røldalssåta (1422m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 371012 6633804) is found between Reinsvatnet and øvre Sandvatnet. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1120-1140m, interpolated to 1130m.
Økonomisk Kartverk shows 1375m contours on the summit, so the height has been set to 1376m. Personal GPS readings on the summit and the viewpoint suggests that the mountain is closer to 1380m.
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The route description is valid per July
Route 1: Elversvatnet - Elvershei (summer/autumn)
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is the place Odda. Follow highway E134 in the direction of Oslo. Immediately after exiting Røldalstunnelen (tunnel), turn left towards Røldalsfjellet (signposted). Follow the old road across Røldalsfjellet for 4,1km (in the direction of Odda) and find parking on the north side of Elversvatnet (N59.84250 E6.72653).
There are (small) cairns that will show you the way up to Elvershei, but the question is whether you will see them or not. It depends on the route you take from the trailhead. If you're happy with going off-trail, then head straight west for 0,6km, then turn southwest and find a good route up to the summit.
The terrain is "slanting" until you reach 1240m, and the slab rocks that you cross might feel awkward if wet. Above 1240m, the terrain is rugged and "broken up", but it is easy to determine what is the best route. There are no difficult or exposed sections along the way. The summit (N59.83542 E6.71007) is marked by a proper cairn. There is another cairn (same size) 80 meters to the east (N59.83507 E6.71122). This cairn provides a good view towards the Røldalsfjellet ski-resort.