Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Søre Handfangen (168m), Apr 8 2009
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Søre Handfangen is a modest hump on Runde island, and probably ignored by most visitors (who are interested in cliffs and birds), but Søre Handfangen is the only top in Herøy county that requires scrambling on the easiest route, unless you choose to ascend via a steep slope with a mix of boulder and bush.
I like this top a lot, and on this Wednesday afternoon before Easter, my colleague Vidar and I decided to pay this top a visit. Vidar is on a mission to visit all of Herøy's tops in 2009, and today he would be "ticking off" Søre Handfangen. I'm surrounded by mountain top collectors at work. It's just crazy ..
We followed the path that crosses Varden's west ridge and continues towards Sandshornet and Rundebranden. Once on this ridge, we turned to the west and descended into the gap between Varden and Søre Handfangen.
Just below the top of Søre Handfangen, we had to scramble a cliff. We checked out various spots for this scramble, and ended up with the route I followed upon my first visit in 2006. And within a few minutes, we stood on top and enjoyed mighty fine coastal scenery.
After a pleasant stay on top, we headed down a steep gully with bush on top and boulder further down. This is surely the technically (no scrambling) easiest route to Søre Handfangen, but my oh my, it's an aggravating route...
The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 450D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6
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