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Norway : Hordaland

1.0 km (0.6 miles) N of Rosendal, Hordaland, Norway
Approx. altitude: 356 m (1167 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 60°S 174°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Map with track #3: View to east #4: View to south #5: View to west #6: GPS reading at CP 60N 6E #7: Start of hinking #8: Way back downhill #9: Sheep on the way back #10: View to the CP from a distance of 850 m.

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  60°N 6°E (visit #4)  

#1: Area of CP 60N 6E lies on a trail (looking north)

(visited by Thomas Barthel)

16-Aug-2013 -- During this holiday trip through the south of Scandinavia there were several opportunities to visit confluence points. The visit of the CP 60N 6E was the seventh one in this row.

By coming from Bergen and crossing the Hardangerfjord at Gjerdmundshamn we reached the nearer area of Rosendal with its special located confluence point on the top of a steep and very muddy hill. Well, the mud was caused by the long lasting heavy rain during the days of our stay, but not only. Sheep were kept on the pastures and that’s why the surface was so muddy. The car was parked at the Bjørkesvegen. On the way up I did a picture of a hiking sign with a map on it. Picture 11 shows the section with the map as Google Earth overlay and the track.

The way uphill started at a gate (picture 07) which was also the starting point of a hiking trail to the top of the hill (Klaberg?). That was told me later by a young lady, completely GoreTex clothed. The trail was getting smaller and smaller. Sometimes I had to cross pasture fences by using special joining. Later my feet completely were full of mud. At the same time I had to protect the camera from the rain by taking it under my rain cape. After I met some sheep with horns on the half way, I reached the aimed confluence area, totally wet! At luck the Garmin is water resistant IPX7.

Because of the bad signal strength I had to do the "confluence dance" for several minutes. I tried to do a picture with all the zeros and in the end the shot was done, unfortunately not sharp at all. The point in a height of about 360 meters is located directly on a trail. I choose that one for my way back, but soon I lost it again. After coming underneath the cloud cover I saw the houses at the Bjørkesvegen again and the short but hard confluence trip was done.

Now our trip continued direction south to Kristiansand and further on direction Denmark.


 All pictures
#1: Area of CP 60N 6E lies on a trail (looking north)
#2: Map with track
#3: View to east
#4: View to south
#5: View to west
#6: GPS reading at CP 60N 6E
#7: Start of hinking
#8: Way back downhill
#9: Sheep on the way back
#10: View to the CP from a distance of 850 m.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)