Kvitanosi

 

At 1433 metres above sea-level, Kvitanosi can be reached from Gullbrå in Eksingedalen (600 m.a.s.l.). The name "Kvitanosi" means "The White Nose", because its peak is always white from snow, and has a pointy shape resembling a nose. Kvitanosi is not a "støl", but a high mountain peak, and a popular destination for hikes, summer and winter. At summertime it is possible to see the remains of a German bomber aircraft from World War II near the top. This may encourage children to make the trip.

You start the trip by walking the gravel road from Gullbrå 500 metres towards Grøndalen, then turning right by the Goat-støl. It is a steep up-hill the first 500 metres then the terrain gets gentler. The trip to the top takes approximately 3 hours, including a rest to eat. The trail is unmarked, so a map is necessary if you are not familiar with the area.

The fuselage by Kvitanosi

The Germans took away parts, and blew up the aircraft to deprive enemies of valuable finds.

On the 26th of December 1942 a German military aircraft crashed near Kvitanosi. One of the German crew survived by entering a støl-cabin at EksestølenHe was moderately injured, yet managed to fight his way through loose snow to the støl. Olav Gullbrå (1897-1981) who was returning from a journey to Evanger, encountered the German. He told Olav that a fellow crew-member was lying seriously injured in a cabin at Torvedals-stølen. Both Germans were brought from the cabins to Ekse by locals and were given food and care there. Four German air-men died in the crash.

 

Kaare Trefall has gathered information about the air-wreck at Kvitanosi (also in English) Visit site here: Flyvraket

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