Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
|Fylke/Kommune :||Sogn og Fjordane county/Stryn municipality|
1418-IV Lodalskåpa (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
1318-I Stryn (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
|Primary factor :||544m|
|Hiked :||Aug 2010|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Sogn og Fjordane mountains on westcoastpeaks.com|
Storskredfjellet (Big avalanche mountain!!) is a dominating mountain, located above Lake Strynevatnet (also known as Oppstrynsvatnet). Characteristic features are the mesa-like plateau and the Breifonna glacier. The mountain has two distinct satellite peaks on the east side; Nesjehyrna (1519m (meters)) and Sandvikfjellet (1472m). A number of satellite peaks are also found on the west ridge; an unnamed peak (1742m), Geitafjellhyrna (1626m), Dispahyrna (1484m), Sundshyrna (1431m), Staurinibba (1379m), Skredfjellet (1155m) and Årheimsfjellet (1007m).
The most popular route to Storskredfjellet starts at Åning by Strynevatnet, and is described further down on this page. This route is also described in the book Opptur Sogn og Fjordane. Another used route is up via Fosdalen and Tyvareset - the saddle between Storskredfjellet and Stryneskåla. This route has the same starting point as Skålatårnet - and it follows the Skålatårnet path up to 650m. A ski-trip across the west ridge is also something to consider...
The route from Åning is not difficult; there is only a minor scrambling section before you get to the summit plateau. You may want to use your hands for balance and those with a low tolerance for heights should have nothing to worry about.
The view from the summit is tremendous. Sunnmørsalpane and the Tafjord mountains defines your horizon from northwest to northeast, while the Jostedalsbreen glacier dominates the south views. A number of Jotunheimen peaks can also be seen to the southeast, as well as the Ålfotbreen region to the west.
Storskredfjellet's summit is within The Jostedalsbreen National Park.
Storskredfjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 1814m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 393744 6864408) has a primary factor of 544m towards the higher parent Stryneskåla (1848m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 394251 6863310) is found between these two mountains - at Tyvareset. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1260-1280m, interpolated to 1270m.
GPS measurement read 1819m (on the ground), averaged over a 10-minute period (error margin 1,7m).
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
Route 1: Åning - Storskredfjellet (summer/autumn)
This route description is valid per Aug 2010
(all distances are approx. distances)
The nearest larger town/village is Stryn by the Nordfjord. Follow highway Rv15 east approx. 18km in the direction of Sognefjellet. Turn right towards Åning (signposed). Drive 2,2km up to the road end at Åning. Pay the parking fee (self-served, NOK 30,- per Aug 2010) and follow the signpost for parking.
Follow a tractor road that begins behind the barn. Go through a gate and follow a forest path upwards. Wooden arrows will point you in the right direction. At 360m (meters), the path turns west and follows a ridge. At 490m, turn south (left) before the large boulder area. The route now runs in the direction of Åningselva river and makes a detour around a cliff.
The path runs along the river up to 960m, where it turns west, in the direction of Instevatnet. The path is now becoming less visible, but you don't really need it anymore. Head towards the distinct ridge ahead of you, with Breifonna to the left. Follow this ridge up to the summit plateau, and pass 2 cairns along the way. At the second cairn, there is a bolt marking the Jostedalsbreen National Park border. Expect some minor scrambling just before the summit plateau.