Norwegian Mountains, Nordland
Gåsheituva, 243m (Ressmålstuva)
|Maps :||1826-III Vevelstad (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||130m|
|Hiked :||July 2009|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Nordland mountains on westcoastpeaks.com|
Despite its modest height, Gåsheituva offers a superb view towards the Brønnøy and Velfjord regions. It only takes approx. 20 minutes to the top, from where you can see a glimpse of Vega, almost all of Velfjorden (and the adjacent mountains), Brønnøysund and some of the higher Sømna mountains.
A marked (and very popular) route runs from Tjalghytta on Gåsheia. Once on Gåsheituva, you can extend the hike by also visiting the north top (236m, UTM 33 W 379186 7267542) and the east top (221m, UTM 33 W 379308 7267451).
Gåsheia is also the trailhead for a hike to Guromannen and Kjølsfjellet.
Gåsheituva (Norge 1:50,000: 245m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 243,2m, UTM 33 W 379118 7267282) has a primary factor of 130m towards the higher parent Salbuhatten (335m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 33 W 379328 7266416) is found on Bjørklimyra, between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 110-115m, interpolated to 113m.
GPS measurement read 245m (on the summit rock), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin +/- 1,2m)
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Route 1: Gåsheia - Gåsheituva (summer/autumn)
This route description is valid per July 2009
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point is Brønnøysund. Follow highway RV17 towards Vennesund. At Skillvika (10 minutes outside Brønnøysund), turn left onto highway RV76. Drive 2,5km and turn left onto a side road by the Tjalghytta hut. Park here.
Follow the lit trail past Tjalghytta. In summer, this trail can be overgrown. At 160m, follow a marked (red paint) forest path up to the antenna. Proceed northwest (on a fainter path) to the Gåsheituva high point, which is marked by a few smaller rocks on top of a huge one.
Extend the hike, if you will, by continuing to the
north top (vague
path), then off-trail to the east top and then back to the antenna.