Plans for hike in Jotunheimen 2015

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In 2015 I will try to complete the plan in 2014 across Hardangervidda.

Go from Dyranut to Kjeldebu, Rembesdalseter, Hallingskeid and Geiterygghytta.

I'll see if I proceed to Raggstein høyfjellstue and Haugastøl. Maybe I go from Geiterygghytta to Finse.

There is a lot of snow in the mountains this year, so it is difficult to say when I can go this trip.

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I would also go in Jotunheimen in 2015. From Sørre Hemsing to Tomashellern, then to Yksendalsbu. From here I will go to Fondsbu.

This is an area I've never gone before. It is said that this area grows again, so it might be interesting to go here.

From Fondsbu I have not decided which way I should go further.

It can get to Skogadalsbøen about Mjølkedalen and thence to Fannaråkhytta and Turtagrø,

or from Skogadalsbøen to Sognefjellshytta or Krossbu.

Here is a link to the snow conditions in Jotunheimen

27/7 2015: Note that from Thomashelleren people must go against Kvithaug when the bridge over Dingla is gone.

Hytter:

Sørre Hemsing

Tomashelleren

Yksendalsbu

Fondsbu

Bus route from Oslo Bus Terminal to Hemsingbrue by Neset.

Valdresekspressen timetables

 

 

Route description from Sørre Hemsing about Herredalen to Tomashelleren

Season: Summer
Tour from Sørre Hemsing calculated: 6 hours
Route Code: jot70
The map's: Vang in Valdres (2004) 1:50 000 from Herredalen also Jotunheimen (2008) 1: 100 000, both from Nordeca (f. Ugland)
Marking: Partly DNT marked, partly local labeling
Length in km: 17


Start from Sørre Hemsing Marked with white V is completely from Hemsing bridge down in Vang. Along the road to Sørre Hemsing and from here on old seats trail up to Nefstadstølen and further on the western side of Rysna up the valley to Hellestølen. So on the way to the ends deep in Nørdre Herredalen. From here 2 1/2 t up to the cabin. To the north very steep on the west side of the creek to Rysntjernet and the Damhus. From the west on the south side of elevation 1520 in an arc around water 1442 in easy terrain. Up the ravine south of the summit Tomashelleren to path splits to Sanddalen and past path splits to Ole. Down to the cabin and where the path splits to Yksendalsbu.

Route description from Tomashelleren to Yksendalsbu

Season: Summer
Tour from Tomashelleren calculated: 4 hours
Route Code: jot68
The map's: Vang in Valdres (2004) 1:50 000 and Jotunheimen (2008) 1: 100 000 from Nordeca but the first part is wrong plotted on Vang map.
Marking: Partly DNT marked, partly local labeling
Length in km: 14

Start from Tomashelleren NB: Summer bridge in Dingledalen taken by flooding. New bridge will be in place this summer season 2014. Typically wading at bridge straightforward and water when not above knee. Alternative route if the water level is high or the bridge is laid out is to follow V-marked trail from Tomashelleren against Ole down to Kvithaug and thence to Yksendalsbu:

Down past Remmiskinntjednet, Slettmarktjednet and Tverrdingletjednet and further down past Nøse on the eastern side. Along Skjetnisbekken down to Kvithaug by Skjetnin / Olefjorden. From west and on all bridge over Dingle and further west into the T-ruta Tomashelleren-Yksendalsbu by Yksnin. This route is marked with white V is for Vang municipality, and is shown as marked trail on Vang- and Jotunheim maps to Nordeca. The route is a bit longer than the usual route around Dingledalen. The usual T-marked route are as follows: First half is reorganized and is just right plotted on UT.no map and 2013 edition of Jotunheimen 1: 100,000 from Nordeca.

From cabin just north and across the creek from Langetjednet just below the outlet and then across the creek from Meatjednet and further north eastern edge of height 1556. So in an arc west runt a small hill and down the ravine between height in 1575 and 1565 and further to the north and quite steeply into Dingledalen to Utos Lower Dingledalstjednet. Vad Dingle roughly at the bridge and along the Dingle a scanty km before route turns northwards towards Yksnin. Down on the eastern side of the ridge to Yksn path splits to Kvithaug and Ole (V-marked there) and above all the bridge between Yksnin and Skjetnin / Olefjorden. Above this and up to the north. Up from the water running trail in the swamp and the route is marked with pole with red ring a piece. Up to the intersection with the route from Bygdin. From west to Yksendalsbu.

Route description from Yksendalsbu to Fondsbu

Season: Summer
Tour from Yksendalsbu calculated: 7 hours
Route Code: jot65
The map's: Vang in Valdres (2004) 1:50 000 and Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca (previously Ugland)
Marking: DNT marked
Length in km: 21

Start from Yksendalsbu
The trail goes straight up the steep hillside on the north side of the cabin, but can be difficult to follow because of the lush vegetation. It is set up poles with red ring on top to mark the trail here. On top of Vardeggene revolves trail ninety degrees and go west between water 1380 and 1370 on the south side of Vølohornet. Further down the Vølodalen where the river stone goose and then steeply up on the other side and along the southern side of Dryllin. The trail turns eventually northwestwards and water in 1353 passed the north end. So there comes Vennisstøldalen where water passed in 1374 on the west side. Outermost Vennistøldalen crossed path splits for unmarked route to the Utsikten. Further down to Fondsbu and Eidsbugarden. The second half of the route is rocky.

Route description from Fondsbu to Skogadalsbøen about Mjølkedalen

Length in km: 28 km
The map's: Jotunheimen Vest (2011) og Årdal (2007) 1:50 000 og Breheimen (2008)and Jotunheimen (2008) 1:100 000 from Nordeca and Jotunheimen (2009) 1:50/100 000 from Cappelen Damm
Marking: DNT marked
Season: Summer

Duration 7 hours
Area: Jotunheimen

Along the road to cottage fields by Mjølkedøla and path parts to Gjendebu. From up Mjølkedalen the east bank of the river and on summer bridge over the creek southeast of height 1306. Steep up and over the back and along the eastern side of the upper Mjølkedalsvatnet. Up west of Høgbrothøgdi to path splits to Olavsbu and Gjendebu. From north across a band and into the Upper Mjølkedalen and the eastern part of the Upper Mjølkedalstjørni and west side of the lower. The river between Mjølkedalstjørni stone goose. Path splits to Olavsbu west of the northernmost pond. Further down Skogadalen to the cabin. On all bridge over Skogadøla just before the cabin.

Route decription from Skogadalsbøen to Fannaråkhytta

Length in km: 10,5 km
Duration 6 hours +
Estimated travel time for an adult male, in good shape, without breaks. Read more about the timing here Grading: Demanding +
All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the manual. Read more here
Fits: Adult

Mountaineering. The upper part of the route is exposed to bad weather and strong winds. On mule trail to all bridge over Utla. Path splits for routes to Olavsbu and Leirvassbu on the eastern side of the bridge and on the west side to Krossbu and Sognefjellhytta. Up to the northwest. River on the eastern side of Keisarpasset stone goose. In Keisarpasset path splits for route to Turtagrø. From steeply Fannaråknosi, the first part of the ascent to stonr terrain, further often snow drifts. Close Fannaråkbreen path splits for route across the glacier to Sognefjellhytta and Krossbu (driver or glacier skills and glacier equipment required)). Nice trail on the plateau to the cabin on top, Europes highest overnight cabin. With easy top backpack uses one less time than specified.

Route decription from Fannaråkhytta til Turtagrø

Type: Hiking, Mountaineering
Length in km: 7,7 km
Duration: 5 hours +
Estimated travel time for an adult male, in good shape, without breaks. Read more about the timing here Grading: Demanding +
All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Manual. Read more here
Fits: Adult

Mountaineering. The upper part of the route is exposed to bad weather and strong winds. Over Sognefjell Road at the hotel and to all bridge over Helgedalselvi. 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. Pelvic below Ekrehytta stone goose. Path to share Skogadalsbøen here. Further on good but steep and rocky path in many bends to the cabin at the top 2068 m., Europes highest lodging cabin. With easy top backpack uses one less time than specified.

 

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