Photographer's Note

This is on the way from where I'm building my cabin to my house (6 hours drive), and this valley of Romsdalen is incredible! Here I stopped the car by the road and made a shot with 20 mm. If you center your eyes on the center point you'll find the "Trollwall" up diagonally to the left (in the shade). The whole drop is of 1800 meters, and the steep part is of 1000 meters vertical (straight down). In older days it was believed that it was impossible to climb, until two men called Arne Randers Heen & Ralph Hřibakk. They performed the first climb in Norway where someone slept during the climb in 1958. "Trollback" is still the longest climb in Europe with it's 3500 meters of climbing! In 1980 the first basE jump was performed by the fin Jorma Öster. Later hundreds of jumpers attended to jump, but with the number of casualities and risky rescueoperations it was made illegal in 1986.
Back to my topic of "Trolls", these mountains is said to be formed by a number of trolls caught by the rays of the sun. I guess there must've been a battle here, and that straight drop of 1000 meters is made by the fist of a giant Troll, knocking another dead by a huge blow. Who knows... It's just to good to be true (the mountains I mean...)!

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Additional Photos by Terje Gunnesmael (smael) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 105 N: 402] (2878)
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