Ascent of Veslfjellet on 2013-07-19

Climber: Caj Svensson

Others in Party:Eva
Date:Friday, July 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Boat
    Elevation:5719 ft / 1743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Up early in the Gjendesheim hostel, or mountain hut, to get the early breakfast, and then rushed quickly over to the line for the ferry. The line filled up quickly for the few boats in the morning. Managed to get on the first, 7:45 am, boat to Memurubu and hiked up the Besseggen trail, to reach the more level part and followed it, up and down, passed a small lake and over the narrow pass between the lakes. The left lake is in level with the trail and the right lake is about 3-400 m lower. Then up through the rocks on the ridge, on the real Besseggen, to the summit of Veslfjellet. Then followed the trail back down to Gjendesheim. We left with Molly to Raubergstulen for the next night.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4887 ft / 1489 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4887 ft / 1489 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3689 ft / 1124 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2491 ft / 760 m; Extra: 1198 ft / 365m
    Loss on way in:1198 ft / 365 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Besseggen trail
    Start Trailhead:Memurubu  3228 ft / 983 m
    Time:4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3689 ft / 1124 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2491 ft / 760 m; Extra: 1198 ft / 365m
    Gain on way out:1198 ft / 365 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Besseggen trail
    End Trailhead:Gjendesheim  3228 ft / 983 m
    Time:1 Hours 56 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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