5 - 6
FATMAP difficulty grade
The trip to Rander's Peak starts at the shoreline and goes through wild nature up to the classic climbing area of Molladalen.
If you've got climbing gear, you might want to bring it in spring time when days are long.
Then you would be able to climb the famous needle "Molladalsbladet" which is right under the summit. Start from an old caravan at Indre-Årseneset.
Follow the avalanche bridge over the road and head into the woods.
It can be a little bit tricky to find the most efficient way through the forest in the beginning, but after 200 vertical meters it is recommended to follow a little ridge in the middle of the valley.
Above the tree line, continue up the valley via its most gentle slope, preferably to the lookers left of a little canyon. At approximately 1000 m.a.s.l.
you will enter the glacier of Årsnesbreen.
Then you have to climb a slightly steeper section - consider the avalanche danger carefully and keep distance within the group during this climb.
At approximately 1200 m.a.s.l.
you reach the top plateau of Årsnesbreen.
Now you enter spectacular surroundings with a mountain ridge as sharp as a knife in front of you.
To the south you will see the characteristic "Molladalsbladet", which require some climbing skills to ascend (grade 4 approximately).
Turn to the north to climb the top face.
This is a steep hill, up to 40 degrees.
Be cautious here as well.
On the summit you can enjoy a fantastic view, from Hjørundfjorden and Slogen in the south to the ocean and Ålesund in the north. Descend the same route as the ascent.