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Trollveggen Virtual Cache

Hidden : 04/19/2005
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Trollveggen (TrollWall) is the highest vertical mountainwall in Europe . It is 5950 feet from the valley to the top of the wall. Out of this, 3300 feet are vertical together with a 150 feet overhang.

Trollveggen and the Trolltindene (TrollPeaks)has been a challenge to both climbers and BASE jumpers. Papers and TV-channels has for many years refered to the activity as a deathgame and madness.

The first crew that climbed the wall, succeeded in 1965. They spent 11 days in the wall.

Some finnish parachutists were the first one to jump BASE at Trollveggen. This happened in 1980, and it became a very populare place for BASE jumpers all over the world. After a lot of accidents, many of them fatale, the Norwegian Parlament in 1986 made a law that prohibited jumping from Trollveggen

It is also possible to experience the Trollveggen from above: Mountain walk from the top of the Trollstigen road out to “Frokostplassen” behind the Troll peaks. The landscape is mighty and impressive, with water, glaciers and mountain peaks! From the end of the route there is a fantastic view towards the upper regions of Romsdalen, and almost down to Åndalsnes. You can also see famous mountains: Romsdalshorn and the whole sweep of the Vengetind peaks. Moderate difficult, about half of the walk is on rough ground. Good shoes necessary. 6 hours tour/retour

Prove you were here by posting a picture of your GPSr (see picture below ) or yourself in front of the "Trollveggen" sign (Remember to include your GPSr on the picture). Logs without correct picture will be deleted without further notice.

Trollveggen, Europas høyeste loddrette stup. Fra bunnen av dalen og opp til toppen av Trollveggen er det 1800 meter. Av dette er over 1000 meter loddrett, og enkelte steder ”henger” veggen 50 meter utover.

Note: there can be poor coverage at the spot, but it can not be mistaken.

The Trollvegge in the wintertime.

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