Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Søre Handfangen (168m) traverse, Sep 27 2010
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Søre Handfangen is one of my favourite tops in Herøy. Today I wanted to see if I could find a route along the coast, and then up. I drove the road to Storevika as far as I could, then followed a vague path to the west. At Storevika, I had to ascend a bit before I could scramble the boulder down to the bay. From here, an obvious (read: the only) route took me up to Søre Handfangen. There were sheep tracks everywhere. No section of the route was particularly difficult, although a section above Storevika may seem a bit airy.
I ran into a small flock of sheep met me on the top, and I think we were equally spooked. I continued across the top and descended into the gap between Søre Handfangen and Varden's west ridge. Then I followed the public trail down to the road. The 2,5km round trip took 1,5 hours. 30 minutes should be subtracted for photo sessions and a nice talk with 3 persons along the road.
The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 550D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6
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The round trip
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