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A short trek to Mount Myklebusthornet on Ellingsøy Island

Date:
25.04.2015
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
1:40h
Distance:
5.2km

I went for a mountain trek with my oldest son this day to the island called Ellingsøya . The island has a mountain ridge in east-west direction, which stretches along most of the island. The ridge is usually just reffered to as Ellingsøyfjellet [i.e. "the Ellingsøy mountain"], but it has several peaks along its course, called Vikenakken, Sperrenakken and Myklebusthornet, among which Myklebusthornet is the highest. We parked at the parking spot of a local football field on the north side of the island (Nes Stadion). The climb to Myklebusthornet from this spot is about 2,6 km, making the trip 5,2 km including the decent back to the parking spot. The peak is 329 meters above mean sea level, about 300 meters above the altitude at which we parked the car. The peak is located just above >>>

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Hiking to Mount Ulriken in Bergen

Date:
20.04.2015
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
2:15h
Distance:
6.2km

This afternoon I had a nice trip on mount Ulriken in Bergen in wonderful sunshine. The nature's just beautiful at spring time, and as its getting gradually warmer at this time of the year, I actually had a haircut before I started hiking. For the mountain climb I used a trail that runs more or less along the cable car (or actually beneath it). To have some variation, however, I chose a different, and somewhat longer route. The descent path kind of encircles part of the mountain plateau which Ulriken is a part of, and then you descend from the plateau at a spot where the altitude is a bit lower. This longer path takes you to a number of small mountain lakes or ponds, in some of which you're allowed to have a bath i you so desire. It was still just April, however, and therefore not yet any temperature >>>

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