Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

 

Høgåsen, 182m 

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Volda     
Maps : 1119-II Volda (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 99m
Hiked : Sep 2010
See also :
Koppefjellet Hornet
Skarphornet Rotsethornet
Blåfjellsegga  
See also : Other Volda  mountains


Family hike!

 

Høgåsen

Høgåsen
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Introduction

Høgåsen is the high point on a small peninsula along Voldsfjorden/Austefjorden, approx. 6km southeast of Volda. A well worn forest path runs from Hjartåbygda and you'll reach the top within 20-30 minutes. An excellent walk if you're driving along Austefjorden and would like to stretch your legs. This forest is also an excellent place to bring small kids.

 

Høgåsen

Høgåsen
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Primary factor:

Høgåsen (Norge 1:50,000: 182m, Økonomisk Kartverk: highest contour is 182,17m, UTM 32 V 351365 6888320) has a primary factor of 99m towards the higher parent Koppefjellet (940m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 351702 6888178) is found between Høgåsen and Hjartåbygda. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 180-185m, interpolated to 183m.

GPS measurement read 184m (on the ground), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin +/-4m).

 

View from Høgåsen

View from Høgåsen
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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: Hjartåbygda - Høgåsen (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : YDS Class 1
Trip tracks: Here (image only)
Exposure : Absolutely not. Family hike!
Distance : Approx. 900m (2D distance)
Time : Approx. 20-30 minutes
Starting Elev.: Approx. 90m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 100m (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 starting point for this route description is Volda. Follow highway RV651 in the direction of Fyrde/Austefjord. Approx. 2km after you exit the Rotsettunnelen tunnel, turn right (signposted Grendahus - Skole). Follow a paved road straight ahead 600m to a school/kindergarden. Find parking here.

The route

The trailhead

The trailhead
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Walk through the ball yard (see picture above), go through a gate and locate the forest path (signposted Høgåsen). You'll soon reach a fork. Turn right (don't descend). Follow the well worn path to the west on the south side of the forest ridge. Have fun in the forest! After a while, the path turns north, then west again. When you run into a small cluster of signposts, turn sharp right and follow a path east up to the top (see picture below) - marked by a (fallen) trigonometric point and a mailbox with a visitor's register. Descend your ascent route.

Trees obscure a 360 deg. panorama, but you have a good view towards Hjartåbygda and the Matøskja, Eidskyrkja and Gjugra massifs.

 

Top of Høgåsen

Top of Høgåsen
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