Norwegian Mountains, Sør-Trøndelag

Hasetkammen, 307m
 

Fylke/Kommune : Sør-Trøndelag/Malvik     
Maps : 1621-IV Trondheim (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 64m
Hiked : July 2010
See also :
• Forbordsfjellet (soon) Strætasfjellet
See also : Other Sør-Trøndelag mountains

Hasetkammen

Hasetkammen
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Introduction

Hasetkammen is a forest ridge located fairly close to highway E6 in Malvik municipality. The path to the top is well marked, and Hasetkammen seems to be a popular hiking goal for the local region. The path ends at a war memorial - 60 meters south of the actual high point. This is one out of a total of 4 war memorials in Malvik. At the beginning of the forest path, you will find an information board in Norwegian, English and German. The text in English reads (quoted):

On a marked path, about 500 meters from here, at the top of Hasetkammen, there is a memorial in the honor of Jan Solberg, who was shot by the Germans at September 11th 1944.

One of the radio stations, who sent messages to London about German dispositions, lay on Hasetkammen. The station was staffed by two Norwegian resistant movemements, associated with the British Secret Intelligence Service.

The Germans found the station and one of the two Norwegians were shot. The second, Johan Svedahl was coincidentally down in the village to charge the batteries for the radio transmitter. This saved his life.

There were 300 transmitters like this one around Europe. This was 1 out of 100 transmitters in Norway. These transmitters were of great importance for the warfare in Europe. Hitler had issued a decree saying if they captured any from the resistant movement with such transmitters they should immediately be liquidated. This two Norwegians was probably aware of the risk they took, and was willing and brave to take it.

 

War memorial on Hasetkammen

War memorial on Hasetkammenl
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Primary factor:

Hasetkammen (Norge 1:50,000: 308m (meters), Økonomisk Kartverk: 307m, UTM 32 V 584997 7031187) has a primary factor of 64m, towards the higher parent mountain Engeserterberga (338m). The saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 585195 7030496) is found between Hasetkammen and point 303m. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle height is within the range 240-245m, interpolated to 243m.

 

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Trail descriptions

Route 1: Haset - Hasetkammen (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : YDS Class 1
Exposure : No
Distance : Approx. 2,1km to the top (2D distance)
Time : Approx. 45 min. to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 160m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 150m
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 starting point is Malvik, located halfway between Trondheim and Stjørdal. The closest airport is Trondheim Lufthavn Værnes at Stjørdal. From Trondheim, follow highway E6 east (Narvik), pass several automatic toll plazas along the way. Near Reitan, turn right towards "Storsand" (signposted), and follow the road 1,3km in direction of Storsandan. Turn left at a junction, drive 150 meters and turn sharp left again.


Follow this road (to the south), pass under the road you just came, and then under highway E6 after 750 meters . Continue on this road (which becomes a gravel road near Nedre Vulu) 1,7km and turn left onto an intersecting road. Drive 350 meters and turn left again onto a narrow uphill road. 100 meters later, turn left one more time and find parking in front of a gate (N63.41142 E10.69488).

 

 

Hasetkammen trailhead

Hasetkammen trailhead
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The route

Go through the gate and follow the forest road 1,6km. Turn right onto a marked forest path (signposted "Hasetkammen"). This path runs 500 meters in the west/southwest direction up to a war memorial (N63.39965 E10.70106). The unmarked high point (N63.39911 E10.70146) is located 60 meters south/southeast of the war memorial.

Note! It is probably possible to drive past the gate, and all the way to the beginning of the forest path. This will save you from the 1,6km along the forest road. But then there's almost nothing left of the hike...

 

Trip Notes, July 3 2010

On our way to northern Norway, Anne and I decided to stay the night at Stav Hotel. The place was crawling with dogs, and I remembered having spent a night there years ago, together with my late friend Troll. Anne later told me that there had been a nearby dog exhibition, which seem to explain it all. Once settled in, there was time for a short evening walk. We consulted the map and agreed to set course for Hasetkammen. We drove in the direction of Stjørdal and took the Svedalen exit. The GPS led us west, then south until we (eventually) found the beginning of a forest road.

After a few minutes along this road, we noticed a very, very vague forest path. This was clearly the path shown on the GPS - going up the north ridge. It's safe to conclude that no one is using this path any longer, and it altogether vanished after a while. After a less pleasant walk through the forest, we arrived at a war memorial, 40 minutes after heading out. The GPS informed us that the high point was 60 meters to the south, and it's also safe to say that no one is visiting the high point...

Back at the war memorial, we came across a path which we decided to follow. 500 meters later, we were back on the forest road. And 1,6km after that, we were back at the car - assuming that we would be back at Stav within minutes. Not so.

It wasn't wrong to think that we could just drive directly down to the E6, but the road took us under, and we ended up at Øvre Torp. From here, we followed another road (south), hoping this one would join the highway. But this one went under E6 too. At Skånøy, we turned around and got onto a gravel road passing Forbord. This road joined the road to Øvre Torp, and we were back to scratch.

We then drove in the direction we had come, but now we suspected that we couldn't get on E6 where we left it. So we followed the road to Storsandan instead, hoping the situation would improve. At Storsandan, we joined the old road along Trondheimsfjorden and found a signpost towards E6. Thinking we were east of Stav, I followed signs towards Trondheim, and after a while on the E6, we realized we had been west of Stav. Shortly after, we found a place to turn around and could return to Stav - rather late in the evening...

 

Pictures, July 3 2010

0A. Car - and trip tracks 0B. Trip tracks 1. Parking 2. Through a gate 3. Into the forest 4. Now what? 5. West view 6. Just head upwards... 7. Along the ridge 8. The forest opens up 9. A tree with a disease 10. At the war memorial site 11. The war memorial 12. Info (in Norwegian) 13. West view from Hasetkammen 14. Descending along the official path 15. Back on the forest road 16. War memorial info 17. Where the fores path begins 18. Along the forest road

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