This weekend we drive north from Bergen to one of the most beautiful regions in Vest-Norge, Sunnmørsalpene. The weather forecast looks quite promising for the 4 days that we have estimated to complete our trail running trip around the whole fjord: Hjørundfjorden rundt - 120km and ca. 6000m of positive elevation gain. We bring light backpacks and intend to sleep in the DNT cabins on the way.
On Thursday we started running from Barstadvik around 17:30 under a light but persistent rain. 20km and 1500m elevation gain ahead of us and only 3-4h of light to reach Standalshytta. It gets dark when we are only half way. It is quite challenging to find the way because there are no clear trails in this section of the route, but thanks to the GPS (and Tom’s knowledge how to use it) we manage. It’s already 11PM when we finish the last climb of the day. It has stopped raining and the perfectly full moon is strong enough for us to continue in the dark and enjoy the beauty and the silence of the night in this valley surrounded by towering mountains. The last km’s of downhill running with our headlamps are so much fun and magic that we stop listening to the complaints of our legs. We are stoked and we start singing and screaming while we make our way through rivers, trails and rocky sections. Finally we get to the cabin around 0:30 am and we experience one of the first setbacks of the trip (not the last one though). The cabin is “ubetjent” and we have forgotten the key in the car. The guys are convinced of just sleeping outside with our thin liners but after some teamwork and using a bit of brain power we break into the cabin. We have a shower, prepare warm dinner and Lander decides to burn his 3 pairs of socks putting them on the fireplace (smart guy) so he will have to run the rest of the trip with semi-destroyed socks.
We wake up on the 2nd day already a bit sore in our legs. Today is going to be a long day: 40-45km to the next cabin. It is really sunny and warm (it would stay like this for the rest of the trip). After an easy climb and really fun downhill we reach Sæbo already quite tired after “only" 15k in our legs. We stop for food and charge the batteries before we would do the last 30k. We start complaining about how tired we are and check the map to realize that we will have to run about 20k on roads to reach the next cabin. We are all allergic to running on asphalt, so one of the trip leaders comes up with the idea of changing the plan a little bit: having a beer and a siesta here in the sun while waiting for the ferry to bring us to the other side of the fjord, to Urke. The new plan involves running/fast-hiking on trails up Slogen with a number of beers in our (previously light) backpacks for tonight in Patchellhytta. It takes 2h30 and 5 Stoltzens (our particular way of calculating how tough our climbs would be) to get to the summit of Slogen. We reach the top just 10 minutes before the sunset. The shape of the north face of this mountain drops vertically almost all the way to Norangsfjorden, just like the mountains we would draw in our notebooks when we were kids. The sunset from up here is the most amazing one we can remember. We are alone up here contemplating in silence how the last sun-rays of the day paint the whole fjord and some of the steep faces of the Sunnmøre Alps in an intense red. It is getting quite cold up here and we don’t have many warm clothes, but we are captured by this magic moment and we don’t start heading downhill until it starts to get dark. We reach the cabin in the dark again.
Saturday morning we wake up to a surprise: Emelie Forsberg is here as well! She brought some friends and a camera crew to have a Salamon shooting by Patchellhytta. Kilian has left earlier this morning to run a VK in the area. We are excited but head the other way, going back down to Norangsfjorden and up Jakta (1588moh), one of the nicest mountains in the area. The way up is quite steep and exhausting (not very runnable) and we decide to hike fast and save some energy for the way down. The view of the whole fjord and of Slogen from the top is the reward for our innsats after another 5 Stoltzens. The way down is a lot of fun and we enjoy ourselves doing some fast downhill running on trails and snow fields.
The last day we have an alpine start to run down to the only ferry of the day at 9AM from Leknes to Trandal. Lander misses to get off the ferry in Trandal, but the captain is nice enough to drive back and not let him swim through the fjord. We are lucky enough to hitch-hike a few kilometers up the gravel road in a pick-up truck. Then we complete the last 35k of the trip, first through a beautiful mountain landscape and then through some marshes without trails, which is tiring. We feel our thighs when we run the last 10k downhill on a gravel road. It starts raining just when we make it to the ferry to cross the fjord back to our car. We feel really lucky for the nice weather we’ve had these last 3 days. 100km on trails and more than 7000m of positive elevation gain are the numbers of our particular version of Hjørundfjorden-rundt. Our legs are much better than expected and we spend the 7h-drive back to Bergen singing, laughing and talking about how nice the whole trip was. It is probably the ecstasy of having completed this challenge, which makes us not feel too tired in this moment.
Nora og Lander
Fra fredag 15 til lørdag 16 september syklet 10 spreke BSI’ere Rallarvegen! Turen startet på Haugastøl, og det skulle virkelig vise seg å være en flott tid å være i fjellet på! «Det ser ut som et postkort», utbrøyt en av deltakerne. Trillende og tråkkende så vi fargenyanser av grønt,oransje, rødt om hverandre, og etter ca 3 timer kom vi frem til kveldens mål – Finsehytta. Her fikk vi en 10-manns sovesal for oss selv, vi fikk oss tre retters middag, og vi koste oss med alias og kinasjakk i den hyggelige, folksomme peisestuen. Neste dag hadde vi ca. 50 km fremfor oss med Flåm som endepunkt – en tur med mange høydepunkt! Vi stoppet på Fagernut og så tilbake i tid under byggingen av jernbanen, vi spiste lunsj ved Hallingskeid/Kreklingbu og tog en lang, god stopp på Varnahalsen i det varme været. Ned og ut Flåmsdalen kunne vi sette fart – og jammen gikk det fort nedover! Vi trillet helt ned til Flåm sentrum, hvor mange av oss inntok et godt måltid før turen hjem til Bergen med Flåmsbanen og deretter regiontoget. En flott tur i nydelig høstvær med kjekke deltakere:)
A new semester has now started and we in BSI Friluft hope you are ready to come with us on some of our hikes! BSI Friluft is a student organization operated by volunteers and is aimed at everyone who loves nature as much as us. Each semester we arrange a wide selection of hikes in which everyone should be able to find something to their interest.
9 stk var klare for tur til hytta Grindaflet. Vi startet fra Ljosanbotn (19 km) i strålende sol og t-skjorte vær. Sekkene var tunge, da vi hadde med appelsin, kvikklunsj og mange hadde bakt noe de ønsket å dele med andre. Stemningen var bra og vi var så heldige å ha et spor nesten hele veien frem. Siste timen måtte vi tråkke spor selv. Vi brukte 6.5 t frem til hytta. Vel fremme gravde vi oss inn i hytta og på toalettet, fyret opp ovn og det ble lapskaus til alle. Mer kake, kjeks og digg kom frem på bordet. Topp!:D
Dagen etterpå stod vi opp kl.07 og var klare til å gå kl. 08.43. Turen gikk tilbake samme vei. Det var nydelig løssnø og bra føre. Sola skinte og vi hadde god glid. Vi fikk satt noen fine svinger i nedoverbakkene. Det blåste opp i halv tolv tida, og det ble raskt kjøligere. Vi kom oss raskt fremover og tok en god lunsj før vi rant ned i dalen. Her ble det en del knall og fall, men godt humør. Vi var nede 14.00. Alle var fornøyde med turen og alle var enige om at de aldri hadde vært på en tur med så mye kake;)
Det var en spent gjeng som møtte opp på togstasjonen i Bergen siste helgen i Januar. Yr meldte nemlig om sterk kuling og rufsete forhold til fjells. Været kunne vi ikke gjøre noe med, så for å sikre en vellykket helg ble det kjøpt inn kilovis med sjokolade, pølser, kjøtt, beiken, chillinøtter, potetgull, brownies, smågodt og i tillegg litervis med øl, vin og solo. Toget forlot perrongen og bak oss la vi byens behagelige bekvemmeligheter og satte kursen mot fjellets brutale enkelhet.
Når toget slynget seg opp Raundalen var himmelen blå og det var fortsatt et par timer igjen med sol. Turen opp til Kaldevasshytta ble derfor alt annet enn vi hadde forespeilet oss. Vi skled opp i solnedgangen, skyggene ble lengere og lengere og da de forsvant var vi fremme ved hytta. Vel fremme kunne vi fortære en fortreffelig pølsemiddag. Lørdagen var også fin, men lyset var flatt og snøen hard, så vi besluttet å legge turen over noen vann i stedet for å prøve å komme oss opp på en topp. Tilbake fra tur var det tid for middag. På menyen var det koteletter servert på en seng av beiken. Alle ble mette.
Søndagen våknet vi til kraftig vind, dårlig sikt og en behagelig duft av omtrent femhundreogtjueto nystekte pannekaker. Fulle av flesk og pannekaker suste vi ufrivillig fort ned tilbake til Upsete. På toget ble det servert brownies og en restefest av alt annet som var igjen.
Takk for alt!
We left Bergen early Saturday morning to catch the sun in Fresvikjordalen. The valley had already warmed up for our arrival. After a nice lunch in the sun, we started hiking towards Handadalseggi. Approximately at Fresvikvarden, we were lucky to find the first snow of the season, pure white and so fresh. The snow, however, made hiking conditions severe as there was no real layers in the snowpack. After some "thumble and fumble" in snow, we finally made it almost to the top of Handadalseggi. We turned around before we reached the camp to allow enough time to establish camp in the daylight. We had a delicious dinner (Chili Con Carne à la Emilie) and a dessert. With full stomachs, we were ready to jump in the sleeping bags. Priceless!
The following day we started early to get to Fresvikbreen, around a 2,5-hours hike from Leitet for a big group. At Fresvikvarden we continued to Langafonnsvatnet, and then headed W-NW towards the glacier. As expected, the glacier was snow covered after the last snowfall, but we managed to find and cross some crevasses ascending the glacier face. We made it all the way to top, and enjoyed a 360-degrees view of Sunnfjord, Sogn, Voss and the rest of Hordaland. Extrordinary weather facilitated a great experience. Hiking back to Leitet, we were all proud to have achieved our goal and motivated for future trips. Some of us gave a last pray to Fresvikvarden before heading back home.
On Friday we took of towards Jotunheimen, the area with Norway's highest mountains! We parked the cars at Tyinholmen and hiked for a while until we found nice places to camp. On Saturday morning we started early towards Uranostind, a mountain often referred to as the most beautiful in Jotunheimen. We roped up for the ridge traverse, which was partly exposed and very nice, and did some easy climbing. The fog was sometimes quite thick but when we got closer to the top, the weather turned nice. We made our way back over the Uranos glacier.
On Sunday some of use climbed up Falketinden, which was a terrific tour as well!
On Saturday we took the bus from Bergen to Fyre, where we began our approximately 15km hike to Grindaflethytta. The beginning of the hike was uphill, then the trail became more flat about halfway. Along the way, we stopped at a nice spot next to a river for lunch. Once we reached the cabin, we relaxed before cooking dinner. The cabin was very cozy. We cooked a big dinner of pasta with meatballs. We ate and played card games in candlelight before going to bed. In the morning we ate breakfast, packed our things, and began the second portion of our hike. The hike from the cabin to Raundalen was mostly downhill and approximately 19km long. We stopped at a nice waterfall for lunch. From Raundalen, we took the train back to Bergen.
BSI-friluft is going to have a ‘free -for-all’ climbing day, no membership required!
When: Thursday the 15th of September 17:00-20:00
The purpose of this event is to give everyone the opportunity to try outdoor climbing.
This is also an amazing opportunity to meet likeminded people in BSI who are interested in climbing and general outdoor activity.
Rain, snow, storm, sun or all at the same time? BSI-friluft don’t care about the weather, just dress accordingly.
There will be some food (hot-dog) and maybe some snacks. We will also hand out a nice little souvenir (limited stock).
If you've already got climbing equipment, please bring it with you. If not, don't worry, we'll divide what we've got. Bring some ruff/ hard shoes for climbing and a helmet. Sneakers aren't very suitable for climbing.
There will be climbing instructors present at the event.
Best of all, everything is FREE!
Take buss 5 or 6 from city centre to Hellebakken. Appr. 10 min.
Regarding outdoor climbing
Climbing is a high-risk activity and you alone are responsible for your own safety. By joining you accept full responsibility for your own activity during outdoor climbing. BSI friluft cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage that occurs during outdoor climbing. Accident insurance, which includes climbing, must be provided by yourself. Outdoor climbing is offered to our members where we climb together. It is required that you possess the knowledge to ensure your own safety during outdoor climbing. Any questions are directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a Saturday we started off from Bergen by train to Haugastøl. The famous Rallar road goes from Haugastøl to Flåm and we should cycle it. The plan was to cycle from Haugastøl to Finse on Saturday and down to Flåm on Sunday. We were 4, 2 exchange students from Germany and 2 Norwegians. The weather was nice and we stopped for waffles both days. When we came to Finse, there was only one menu at Finsehytta and it was buffet with Norwegian cuisine. Perfect! We also went to the Rallar museum. On Sunday we had really good weather with sun and warm temperature when we got closer to Flåm. Look at the pitures! Everyone was happy!
Due to renovation has the equipment room moved from realfagbygget to: 4th floor in the physics building to the left of realfagsbygget.
The address is Allegaten 55, south entrance.
It will hang a note on the door outside , and you have to use the doorbell to get in.
We have also changed the opening hours of 20.00 to 20.30 during the exam period.