Stories, information and comments from Tryvannshöyden climbers
Story by espen skancke from mölndal, Sweden, submitted on 21/08/2008
Being a Norweigian in exile and have grown upp in the Oslo area, I have known of this climb as long as I can remember.
During a 3 days period in may 2008 I climbed the hill 5 times. First two days once a day then three times in a row the third day.
I grabbed the opurtunity prepairing for a trip to France later this summer.
The climb isn´t really as equal in steepness as the profile says. It´s fearly steep in the beginning and at the end and a bit flatter in the midle part. As a cyclists climb it´s rideable for just about everyone. What´s really extreme about it are the sceneries. You actually start in down town Oslo and when you reach the top you will have the most wonderfull wiew over the Oslofjorden with Norways proud capitol at the shore of it.
I would really recomend you to spend some time with your bike there. Maby even more with a mountauin bike than a street bike. The climb upp Tryvannshöyden is well suitable for a mountain bike and once at the top you have the Nordmarka recerational area opening upp in front of you. You can bike there fore weeks never riding the same path twice.
In winter they have 2300 km prepaired ski tracks there and most of it is ridable on a mountain bike.