Norwegian Mountains

Kvamsnovi, 852m

Mountain area : Bergsdalen
Fylke/Kommune : Hordaland/Vaksdal
Maps : 1216-II Evanger (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 104m
Hiked : -
See also : Dustingen
See also : Storafjellet
Kvamsnovi seen from Storafjellet

Kvamsnovi seen from Storafjellet

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Kvamsnovi is Dustingen's neighbour mountain, and the westernmost of all mountains on the north side of the road over Bergsdalen. More info when I have visited this mountain.

Primary factor:

Kvamsnovi's primary factor towards the higher Dustingen is 104m. The saddle is found on the high ridge to Dustingen. On the ěkonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is defined by the 750m contours. The saddle height is interpolated to 748m.

Trail descriptions:

Notes: Class ratings are in reference to YDS. Click here for more information.

The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.

Kvamsnovi - via Dustingdalen (summer)

Difficulty : Class 5.x
Exposure : Airy waterfalls
Comments : Climbing!
Distance : -
Time : -
Starting Elev.: -
Vertical Gain : -

Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
Detailed map
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Avoid the Dustingdalen couloir if you want a nice hike to Kvamsnovi. Here are a few facts from the short trip I had:

The couloir can be extremely slippery. No water was running when I hiked it in July 04, but this may be because it's the dry season. With three exceptions I managed to follow the boulder up to 500m elevation, where I turned around. In the three exceptions, I had to find a bypass in the grassy slopes above the couloir. This was indeed more cumbersome than walking on slippery boulder. At 500m, the couloir got narrow and no bypass was possible. The couloir was blocked and I found no ways of climbing up in a safe manner. Even without a dog on the back I would have turned around. From a climbing point of view - yes you can get up here, but the slippery rock makes climbing far from trivial. There is good potential for getting hurt if you fall back down. The pictures below does not really show the real problems at the turnaround point, and you may get fooled by the actual height of these rocks (they are higher than you may think).

Pictures from the July 17 2004 attempt

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1. Start of the couuloir (214KB) 2. Slippery rock (177KB) 3. View down the couloir (228KB) 4. The couloir narrows (194KB) 5. Turnaround point (199KB) 6. Right hand side obstacle (165KB) 7. Left hand side obstacle (187KB) 8. Bergsdalen mountains (386KB)

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Pictures from other hikes:

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