Gaustatoppen 1883m, 4/7 2010

Today the weather is considerably better than yesterday, when I climbed Haglebunatten. I check out from the camping and take on the Gausta peak, before driving home to Sweden in the afternoon. Here is the mountain from the camping. (larger picture)

The last time I climbed Gausta, we started from Svineroi, which means some 900 altitude meters to walk. This time I start at the bigger car parking at 1200m, meaning 700m. The goal is visible from the start, it doesn't look that far. (larger picture)

A view from 1400m. The last time I was here we had clouds covering the top, and we couldn't see anything. Therefore it feels extra good with nice weather now. (larger picture)

The top is getting closer. The higher up, the more stone. (larger picture)

The last 250 altitude meters. Now there are only stones... (larger picture)

The top cabin at 1830m. This is where most people stop, have some coffee and then walk down again. (larger picture)

But from here it's about 15 minutes to the real peak. The path going there is a bit airy, with a few passages where one needs to take some care. The red T markings should be followed. (larger picture)

The Gausta peak, 1883 m. At clear wheather you can see 1/6 of Norway from here. Maybe it's not that clear today, but you can see far. In the background is Hallingskarvet with its white snow. And the top marking, well... (larger picture)

A look back to the path leading from the top cabit and the mast. (larger picture)

Looking to the northwest. The surrounding peaks look small, because Gausta is conciderably higher. (larger picture)

A view to the southwest. After descending the mountain again I reach the car 4 hours after leaving it. (larger picture)