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Goksøyra, a majestic monument that stands out with a characteristic shape and with a vertical west wall. A dozen climbing routes are in that wall.
Englishmen climbed the first route in 1967, and since many people, both Norwegian and foreign climbers have been in action. It is very difficult and time consuming to climb up the wall during winter. Some have spent over ten days in the winter route, while in summer can do it on a long day. For those who do not want to climb, you can come up on this great mountain also on foot or on skis - from the back.
When you get to Eresfjord from Eidsvåg, turn left before the bridge in direction Øverås. From the direction Åndalsnes follow Route 660. At Fagerslett, take the left towards Grandsetra. You can park the car by the bridge that crosses the river Kandalselva.
Spring skiing: Follow the forest road up Kvidal toward the southeast, further up the valley and then to the southwest toward the top. From the point of 1315 meters above the sea, it is a fantastic view. The mountain (1000 m vertical drop) is used by climbers from many countries. The winter 1998-99 two Norwegians set a record in climbing the hardest route.
The trip up on skis takes about 5 hours, down about 1 hour.
During the summer, follow the marked path up Ufsalen and up to the top. With Kvidalen valley below us on the left, there is a moderate rise in the direction Kvidalskardet. Continue upwards towards Kvilhaugbotnetn with Kaldskaret (1088 m.) to the right. From here it's steady climb up the ridge 300-400 m towards the top.
Map: Sunndalsøra 1420 Eresfjord III and 1320 II.