Storlihornet is a "small", standalone top, located between the Lauparen and Storbua massifs. The top is easily reached both from Øvstedalen (Tresfjord) and Øverøye. In summer, the fastest route to the top runs from Øvstedalen, while Øverøye is a better choice during winter.
This web page will describe the route from Øvstedalen. There are no tricky points along this route, although a short section runs through a steep hillside.
Storlihornet (Norge 1:50,000: 995m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 995,40m, UTM 32 V 407537 6925848) has a primary factor of 380m, towards the higher parent mountain Sandfjellet (1470m). The saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 407676 6926771) is found northeast of Lake Kleivvatnet. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle height is within the range 610-620m, interpolated to 615m (the Lake height is 612m).
Personal GPS measurement read 998m, on top of the cairn (1m high) as average over a 10-minute period.
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
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.
Øvstedalen - Storlihornet via Dalskleiva (summer/autumn)
(all distances are approx. distances)
From Ålesund, follow highway E136->E39 towards Åndalsnes. From the E136/E39/Olsvika roundabout near Breivka, follow E39 47,1Km (passing the place Sjøholt along the way). Turn right towards "Åndalsnes". Drive 7,7Km to Tresfjord, then turn right towards "Øvstedal". Follow this road until road end at 380m elevation. Pay toll (NOK 20,- per June 2007) at a self served toll booth down in the valley. Make sure you lock a gate down in the valley. Sheep and horses are up in the hillside.
From the trailhead in Dalskleiva, follow a visible and marked route up to Lake Kleivvatnet. Turn left (east) and follow a visible path that runs - first above - then down to the lake. Continue until you're at the base of Storlihornet's north ridge.
The route is essentially up to you. On this ridge, you will face three cliffbands. All of these cliffbands should be passed to the left. The third cliffband is of the more serious sort. Head directly towards it, turn left, follow the cliff at its base, and you'll pass a short section of steep terrain (don't stumble) before you find a convenient place to join the ridge. Should you choose the first option - a slightly steep gully - then the route difficulty rises from YDS class 2 to 2+. Most likely, another gully, further ahead maintains the class 2 classification.
Once on the ridge again, follow the terrain as convenient all the way to the summit, marked by a cairn. Descend your ascent route.
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