Plans for hike in Jotunheimen 2013

Cabins on the trip:

Spiterstulen

Gjendebu

Fondsbu

Skogadalsbøen

Turtagrø

Fannaråkhytta

Leirvassbu

Spiterstulen to Gjendebu about Urdadalen 28km -9h

Gjendebu to Fondsbu 19km 5,5h

Fondsbu to Skogadalsbøen 27km 8h

Skogadalsbøen to Turtagrø18km 6h

Turtagrø to Fannaråkhytta 8km 5h

Fannaråkhytta to Leirvassbu 33km 11h

Leirvassbu to Spiterstulen 15km 5h

GPS track for the entire trip,

Need Garmin map Jotunheimen

Jotunheimen

Here is Urdadalsbandet

Links to Jotunheimen

Now I do the plans for next year's trip. Having issues with the heel, heel spurs. But I hope I will be good for the summer, so I can go in the mountains.

This tour has some stretches I've gone before, but it was many years ago. This is a somewhat nostalgic trip.

From Spiterstulen to Gjendebu about Urdadalen I went in 2002. It was a nice landscape, but quite far to go. I can maybe put up the tent in the stretch.

From Gjendebu to Fondsbu I've never gone, so this is a new trip for me.

From Fondsbu to Skogadalsbøen I went in 2005 in very bad weather, so one can hope for good weather so I can enjoy the nice scenery on this trip.

From Skogadalsbøen to Turtagrø I went in 2005

From Turtagrø to Fannaråkhytta I've never gone, so it will be a challenge for me with my fear of heights.

From Fannaråkhytta to Leirvassbu I have not gone before. There may be a wealth long trip, so I have maybe put up a tent here.

From Leirvassbu back to Spiterstulen I've gone a few times.

This is a pretty long walk. approx. 130-140km. I will probably use about. 7-8 days on the trip.

Route description from Spiterstulen to Gjendebu about Urdadalen

Go time / DISTANCE ca.9 hours / 23.6 km (28 KM)

Difficulty easy

GROSS HEIGHT DIFFERENCES ca.560 M UP / ca. 660 M DOWN

MAP SHEET: Jotunheimen Aust (2011) 1:50 000 and Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca (f. Ugland) and Jotunheimen (2009) 1:50 / 100 000 from Cappelen Damm

DNT route NR. Jot16

MARKING cairns / red T

Start height 1100 m. - Final Height approx. 1000 m.

Start from Spiterstulen The route runs south into Visdalen east of Galdhøpiggen massif along the river Visa until 2 all bridges across the river Hellstuguåa. Between these bridges is a path splits for unmarked trail along Hellstuguåa to Hellstugubrean. Further up the river to where the path splits for the display against Leirvassbu, turn left / south into Urdadalen against Gjendebu along Urdadals stream in rocky terrain. Easy climb about 300 meters up to the vertex of route 1663 m east of Urtadalstinden. Furthermore easy descent about 250 meters to where the path splits for the route from Leirvassbu, turn left / southeast toward Gjendebu. The trail runs along the water Hellertjønne past Hellerfossen n and where the path splits for unmarked route up to western Memurubrean. Further down Storådalen past Storådalsbue (emergency shelter) and the cattle in lush terrain to Gjendebu. Large sections of the route are in scree and rocky areas, footwear with good ankle support is important.

 

Route description from Gjendebu to Fondsbu

GO TIME / DISTANCE ca. 5.5 hours / 14.4 km (19 KM)

Difficulty EASY / midel

GROSS HEIGHT DIFFERENCES about. 480M UP / ca. 420M DOWN

MAP SHEET: The eastern part of Jotunheimen Aust (2011) and the western part of Jotunheimen Vest (2011) 1:50 000 from Nordeca (f. Ugland). The entire route on Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca and Jotunheimen (2009) 1:50 / 100 000 from Cappelen Damm

DNT route no Jot12

Labelling cairns / red T

Start height 1000 m. - Final Height ca.1060 m.

Start from Gjendebu

On two all bridges over Storåe and past where the path splits to Torfinnsbu and up Veslådalen. On summer bridge over Vesleåe a piece above the woods. North of Rundtom and past where the path splits to Olavsbu and Skogadalsbøen. So down to Høystakktjernet, over the creek on summer bridge at Utos and steeply down to Bygdin. Further along the water to Fondsbu and Eidsbugarden, the last stretch on the way.

 

Route description from Fondsbu to Skogadalsbøen

GO TIME / DISTANCE ca.8 TIMER / 22.8 km (27 KM)

LEVEL LIGHT / midel

GROSS HEIGHT DIFFERENCES ca.560M UP / DOWN ca.780M

MAP SHEET: Jotunheimen Vest (2011) and Årdal (2007) 1:50 000 and Breheimen (2008) and Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca (f. Ugland) and Jotunheimen (2009) 1:100 000 from Cappelen Damm

DNT route no Jot29

Labelling cairns / red T

Start altitude 1060 m. - Final Height ca.840 m.

Start from Fondsbu

The route is diverted and it has come to bridge the expiry of Kvitevatnet (August 2012). From Fondsbu one goes 20 minutes southwest of the road to Tyinholmen to where T-trail off towards Sløtatjernet. Through a cottage field and along Sløtabekken. Heading west to where the path splits to Tyinholmen south of Rusteggee. Moreover norvestover and along Kvitevatnet and the expiry river on summer bridge, ev. down to the road bridge at Koldedalsvatnet if summer bridge is laid out. To the west down to the south end of Uradalsvatnet where the river wade. Past where the path splits to Koldedalsvatnet and then along the west side of Uradalsvatnet past where the path splits to Ingjerdbu and Vetti. Up to Uradalsbandet and down Uradalen to Utledalen and onto the trail from Ingjerdbu and Vettismorki. On all bridge over Skogadøla eve cabin

 

 

Route description from Skogadalsbøen to Turtagrø

GO TIME / DISTANCE ca.6 hour / 15.1 kilometers (18 KM)

LEVEL LIGHT

GROSS HEIGHT DIFFERENCES about. 680M UP / DOWN ca.620M

MAP SHEET: Hurrungane (2011) 1:25 000, Breheimen (2010) and Jotunheimen Vest (2011) 1:50 000, Breheimen (2008) and Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca (f. Ugland) and Jotunheimen (2009 ) 1:100 000 from Cappelen Damm

DNT route no Jot48

Labelling cairns / red T

Starting height 840 m. - Final Height ca.900 m.

Start from Skogadalsbøen

Heading north on the old mule trail to all bridge over Utla. Where the path splits to Olavsbu and Leirvassbu on the eastern side of Storebrui and on the west side of Krossbu and Sognefjellhytta. From here up Gertvassdalenn the northwest. The river on the eastern side of Keisarpasset stone goose. Where the path splits to Fannaråkhytta in Keisarpasset. River from Illvatnet crossed on all bridge. Westward to Ekrehytta and past new path splits to Fannaråkehytta river below Ekrehytta stone goose, then on the way almost to Helgedalen seats where the trail takes off down to Turtagrø. Follow not Sognefjell Road last piece it is high traffic!

 

Route description from Turtagrø to Fannaråkhytta

GO TIME / DISTANCE ca. 5 HRS / 7,2 km (8 KM)

LEVEL LIGHT / midel

GROSS HEIGHT DIFFERENCES ca.1160M UP / ca. 0M DOWN

MAP SHEET: Breheimen (2010) and Jotunheimen Vest (2011) 1:50 000, Breheimen (2008) and Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca (f. Ugland) and Jotunheimen (2009) 1:100 000 from Cappelen Damm

DNT route no Jot61

Labelling cairns / red T

Start Height 900 m. - Final Height ca.2060 m.

Start from Turtagrø Mountaineering.

Upper part of the trail is exposed to bad weather and strong winds. Over Sognefjell Road at the hotel and all the bridge over Helgedalselvi. Where the path splits for unmarked route to Skagastølsbu here. Up on the north side of the river to Helgedalen seats and onto the road to Helgedalsbotnen where T-trail takes off. Creek below Ekrehytta stone goose. Where the path splits to Skogadalsbøen here. Furthermore, the good, but steep and rocky path in many bends to the cabin on top in 2068 m., Europes highest overnight cabin. With little emphasis on top backpack uses one less time than specified.

 

Route description from Fannaråkhytta to Leirvassbu

GO TIME / DISTANCE ca. 11.5 hours / 25km (33 KM)

LEVEL LIGHT / midel

GROSS HEIGHT DIFFERENCES about. 640m UP / DOWN ca.1300M

MAP SHEET: Breheimen (2010) and Jotunheimen Vest (2011) 1:50 000, Breheimen (2008) and Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca (f. Ugland) and Jotunheimen (2009) 1:100 000 from Cappelen Damm

DNT route No.

Labelling cairns / red T

Start Altitude 2060 m. - Final Height 1400 m.

Start of Fannaråkhytta 2068 m.
From Fannaråkhytta eastward south of Fannaråkbreen, around the south side of Fannaråknosi before the steep descent into the rock and scree down to Keisarpasset. Descent is often the snowdrifts. The river on the eastern side of Keisarpasset stone goose. Southwards the path sharing of the route from Turtagrø and steady descent past Gjertvatnet and down Gjertvassdalen to Storebrui. It path sharing of unmarked route to Vormeli passes and across the river Utla on all bridge, past the path sharing to Skogadalsbøen. Eastwards into Storutladalen and above treeline. Path sharing trail toward Olavsbu passed, all bridge over the river Storutla. Summer bridge over Sandelvi by Gravdalsdammenn and steady climb up the valley of scree. Path sharing against Smørstabbreen passed, further along Gravdalstjørnene, past the path sharing against Olavsbu to Leirvatnet and Leirvassbu.

 

Route description from Leirvassbu to Spiterstulen

GO TIME / DISTANCE ca.5 TIMER / 15.1 km (15 KM)

LEVEL LIGHT

GROSS HEIGHT DIFFERENCES ca.80M UP / ca. 380m DOWN

MAP SHEET: Galdhøpiggen (2011) 1:25 000, Jotunheimen Vest (2011) 1:50 000 and Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca (f. Ugland) and Jotunheimen (2009) 1:50 / 100 000 from Cappelen Damm

DNT route no Jot40

Labelling cairns / red T

Start height 1400 m. - Final Height starting 1100 m.

Start from Leirvassbu

Around Leirvatnet on the north side and east into Kyrkjeglupen, somewhat rough ur here. Furthermore slaughter down Visdalen where the river from Semelholstjønne and Urdadalsbekken stone goose. Past where the path splits to Gjendebu and then over Hellstuguåa two all bridges and further down the valley down to the cabin.

The distances I have set up, the distances I have drawn as a route on the GPS map. Distances in parentheses are the distances specified by DNT.

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