Bakkanosi and Fetanipa (14.04.2018)

Written by hbar (Harald Barsnes) GSM

Start point Jordalen (531m)
Endpoint Jordalen (530m)
Characteristic Backcountry skiing
Duration 7h 07min
Distance 21.2km
Vertical meters 1,103m
GPS
Ascents Bakkanosi (1,398m) 14.04.2018
Fetanipa (1,475m) 14.04.2018

Bakkanosi and Fetanipa

Trailhead in Jordalen
Trailhead in Jordalen
Tractor road from Jordalen
Tractor road from Jordalen
Cabins in Slettedalen
Cabins in Slettedalen
Looking back down Slettedalen
Looking back down Slettedalen
Looking back down Slettedalen
Looking back down Slettedalen
The top of Slettedalen
The top of Slettedalen

Trip organized by the Norwegian Trekking Association which started by taking the train to Voss and then a joint taxi to Jordalen. We followed the standard route to Bakkanosi, which started out a bit steep along a snow-covered tractor road before levelling off through Slettedalen and the final ascent towards the summit.

The summit itself was quickly passed as we moved closer to the edge for better views. Although seeing the 1300 meters vertical drop down to Nærøyfjorden had to wait for later a summer visit, as the snow made it impossible to see where the firm ground ended, the views were still quite spectacular, but slightly reduced due to a light haze in the distance.

After lunch half of us made a detour to Fetanipa, where the views could not compare with Bakkanosi. Perhaps explaining why there have been so few registered visits on PB. However, if visiting in the summer one could perhaps get much better views from the 1385 peak to the south, or (if having more time) continuing southwest to Høgberget. We however had to turn back and reconnect with the other half of the group, which we did by the cabins in Slettedalen, where it was time for another break before the final descent.

Skiing along the tractor road turned out to be a bit more difficult than imagined due to the heavy wet snow, but in the end we all made it safely down to Jordalen for the taxi back to Voss and the train back to Bergen. Overall, an excellent trip that can be highly recommended.


Looking back down Slettedalen
Looking back down Slettedalen
Final climb towards Bakkanosi
Final climb towards Bakkanosi
View from the 1327 peak at the top of Slettedalen
View from the 1327 peak at the top of Slettedalen
View towards Skarsnosi from the 1327 peak
View towards Skarsnosi from the 1327 peak
View from Bakkanosi
View from Bakkanosi
Lunch at Bakkanosi
Lunch at Bakkanosi
View from Bakkanosi
View from Bakkanosi
View from Bakkanosi
View from Bakkanosi
View from Bakkanosi explaining why we had to stay away from the edge...
View from Bakkanosi explaining why we had to stay away from the edge...
On the way to Fetanipa (left)
On the way to Fetanipa (left)
Fetanipa from Bakkanosi
Fetanipa from Bakkanosi
The cairn at Bakkanosi 1398
The cairn at Bakkanosi 1398
Fetanipa. View towards Slettedalen.
Fetanipa. View towards Slettedalen.
Fetanipa. Bakkanosi to the right.
Fetanipa. Bakkanosi to the right.
View north from Fetanipa
View north from Fetanipa
View east from Fetanipa
View east from Fetanipa
View southwest from Fetanipa
View southwest from Fetanipa
View south from Fetanipa
View south from Fetanipa
Bakkanosi seen from the 1410 peak
Bakkanosi seen from the 1410 peak
Back in Jordalen waiting for the taxi
Back in Jordalen waiting for the taxi

Start date 14.04.2018 10:16
(UTC+01:00 DST)
End date 14.04.2018 17:23
(UTC+01:00 DST)
Total Time 7h 07min
Moving Time 4h 48min
Stopped Time 2h 18min
Overall Average 3.0km/h
Moving Average 4.4km/h
Distance 21.2km
Vertical meters 1,102m

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