Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Langedalsegga is the easternmost top in a small mountain region dominated by Dalmannshornet (Sætretindane), and enclosed by Brunstaddalen and Liadalen valleys, as well as highway RV60 across Strandafjellet. Langedalsegga is foremost known for the skiing centre. Two ski lifts (when open) will bring you all the way from the parking (450m) to the very summit.
This entire, small mountain region is also very good for cross-country skiing, and if you're in for a long trip, you can collect Dalmannshornet (1476m), Ytstevasshornet (1303m), Tinden (1264m), Tuvegga (1181m) as well as Langedalsegga. From the north, the safest approach would be up along the ski lifts. There is no shame in getting a free ride up the hill if you head for all tops. Access via Vassdalen *might* be a little spooky in winter (exposed on hard snow). From the south, you have several choices from Liadalen, but the access route will be longer.
Langedalsegga (M711: -, Økonomisk Kartverk: 982,4m, UTM 32 V 386440 6907280) has a primary factor of 97m towards the higher parent mountain Tuvegga (1181m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 386104 6907088) is found between the two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the contours 880-885m, and would normally have been interpolated to 883m, giving a primary factor of 99m.
However (and the Økonomisk Kartverk isn't very clear on this point), lakes 884,2m and 882,6 don't seem to drain anywhere. We assume they drain to the north, which means that the saddle is higher than 884,2m, but lower than 885m (the lowest contour). The saddle height has therefore been set to 885m, and the primary factor becomes 97m.
Note that point 974m on the Norge 1:50,000 map is not the summit point.
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The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.
(all distances are approx. distances)
From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then highway RV60 (Stranda) to the Magerholm - Ørsneset ferry. This ferry runs quite often; every 20 minutes in the busy hours of the day. From Ørsneset, follow RV60 (Stranda) approx. 30-31Km to Strandafjellet Skisenter. Find parking on the left-hand side of the road. This is also the trailhead for Roaldshornet.
Cross the road and head to the ski-centre on the south side of RV60. If you don't want to take the ski lift upwards, you should probably stay away from the ski runs. Up to your left you should see an opening in the forest that takes you up to the hut by the upper ski lift. This is a steep ascent, and only off-piste skiers are likely to descend here.
From the hut at 670m elevation, either cross over to the northeast ridge or stay with the west ridge. Anything goes on this mountain. It's all up to you.
The summit is marked by a small cairn and the upper ski lift runs all the way to the top. Check strandafjellet.no for information about ski conditions and lifts.
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