Norwegian Mountains, Hordaland
|Maps :||1414-IV Haukeliseter (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||411m|
|Hiked :||July 2010|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Hordaland mountains|
Stavsnuten is one of the impressive mountains that rise steeply above highway E134 across Haukelifjell, and is also one of the highest mountains on the Hardangervidda plateau. The normal route runs up Middyrdalen and unless you have a bike, you're looking at a 5,5-6km walk to the summit. 3,3km of these runs along the road to Middyrvatnet. There is no path up the mountain (the terrain is rocky), but you can see cairns here and there. There are no difficult sections on the easiest route, but still this is not typically a beginner's mountain.
Also consider visiting point 1587m northwest of Stavsnuten. This is a fairly easy "bonus" top. The road into Middyrdalen is (per July 2010) sadly closed by a gate. Consider bringing a bike if you can...
Stavsnuten (Norge 1:50,000: 1661m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 388551 6637452) has a primary factor of 411m towards the higher parent Nupsfonn (1690m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 388657 6638483) is found in Middyrdalen. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1240-1260m, interpolated to 1250m.
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The route description is valid per July
Route 1: Ulevåbotnen - Stavsnuten (summer/autumn)
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is the Haukelifjell. Locate the Haukeliseter tunnel by Ulevåvatnet. At the eastern tunnel entrance, follow the old road (N59.84953 E7.08656) to the west for 1,7km. Turn right onto the road into Ulevåbotnen (N59.84575 E7.05820). After 0,8km you reach the road into Middyrdalen (N59.85301 E7.05728). It is most likely closed by a gate. Find parking nearby.
Follow the Middyrdalen road for 3km (N59.86822 E7.01529), then decide on a good route up to the pass between Stavsnuten and point 1587m. There are cairns that will help you get going in the right direction, but you may have to find a route around steep fields of snow.
Once you're on Stavsnuten's west ridge, follow it to the top. The terrain is slightly rugged here and there, but if you take the time to look for the easiest route, there are no difficult sections. The summit (N59.85962 E7.01013) is marked by a pile of rocks.