Norwegian Mountains, Oppland
|Maps :||1519-III Hjerkinn (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||171m|
|Hiked :||July 2009|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Oppland mountains on westcoastpeaks.com|
Mehøe is a mountain top located just south of the lakes Vålåsjøen - Avsjøen, and directly opposite Dovregubbens Hall. Mehøe easily "drowns" in front of the (much) larger Blåberget - Falketind massif, but the top offers a good overview of the local region.
The easiest route starts just west of Dovregubbens Hall and passes Glupsætre. From here, you can follow a path between Vålåsjøberget and Mehøe and gradually turn left in the direction of Mehøe. This page will describe a direct route, which is not necessarily a recommended one...
Mehøe (Norge 1:50,000: 1271m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 1268,5m ~ 1269m, UTM 32 V 522032 6892218) has a primary factor of 171m towards the higher parent Blåberget (1665m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 521009 6891100) is located just west of Lake Haukskardtjørni. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 1095-1100m, interpolated to 1098m.
GPS measurement read 1273m (on the summit cairn, .5m high), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin not recorded)
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Route 1: Snøheim - Snøhetta (summer/autumn)
This route description is valid per July 2009
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point is Dovregubbens Hall along highway E6 on Dovrefjell. Drive 600m to the west and turn left onto a narrow gravel road. Drive 575m and find a small lay by on your left-hand side. Park here, or continue towards Glupssætre. Note that the road is rough and not very suited for small cars.
From the parking, follow the road up to the first cabin on your left-hand side (200m). Walk up to the cabin and locate a vague forest path. Follow this path in the direction of the mountain. When you reach a boulder field, you may lose track of the path. Continue off-trail up where you best see fit. Once on the plateau above, aim for the eastern flank and follow this to the summit - marked by a small cairn. Note that there is a trigonometric point 145m northwest of the summit.
Alternatively, follow the road and the path towards Furuhauglie and gradually turn left towards Mehøe.