Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
|Fylke/Kommune :||Møre og Romsdal/Volda|
|Maps :||1119-II Volda (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||
|Hiked :||Feb 2011|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Volda mountains|
Koppefjellet and Høystøylfjellet are located on the north side of the peninsula defined by Syvdsfjorden, Rovdefjorden, Voldsfjorden and Dalsfjorden. The mountains are easily accessible from Velsvika. A car road runs all the way to Høystøylen (220m) and Koppefjellet is just a 1,2km hike (off-trail) from Høystøylen.
Høystøylfjellet (possibly Høystøylsfjellet) does not have a map name, but a Koppen local gave me this name. This top is just a 400 meter walk from Storeskora - a pass you pass (!) on the way to Koppefjellet. These tops provide a good view towards the Sunnmørsalpane mountain range - especially the Ørsta region.
Koppefjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 482m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 481,91m, UTM 32 V 338056 6899409) has a primary factor of 175m towards the higher parent mountain Skåla (1008m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 338620 6898407) is found in Nakkeskardet - south of Høystøylfjellet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is defined through a fixed point - 307m.
Høystøylfjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 468m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 471m, UTM 32 V 338461 6898943) has a primary factor of 53m towards the higher parent mountain Koppefjellet. The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 338429 6899263) is found between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (4m contours), the saddle is within the range 415-420m, interpolated to 418m.
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The route descriptions are valid per Feb
Route 1: Velsvika - Koppefjellet (all seasons)
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is Volda. Take the ferry to Lauvstad (make sure you get into the right lane, as the ferry to Folkestad also departs from Volda).
At Lauvstad, turn right at the first junction and drive 6,8km to Velsvika. Turn left (N62.19596 E5.86640) onto the road to Koppen (not signposted) 100 meters after a bridge. Drive 150 meters up to the first sharp turn (N62.19471 E5.86780). If you want some vertical gain, park here.
From Høystøylen, continue east (off-trail) up the forest, along a small valley that leads to the Storeskora pass. Turn left and follow the ridge up to the summit (N62.19153 E5.88772). The high point is not marked, but there is a bolt just west of the high point.
Høystøylsfjellet; head back to Storeskora and follow the ridge 400 meters towards Høystølsfjellet. The top is marked by a few rocks. Descend your ascend route, or; continue south to Nakkeskardet, visit Heiane (N62.17996 E5.89919, 412m, primary factor = 94m) and follow the west ridge to Høystøylsvatnet and Høystøylen.