The steep hillside to the Rørsethornet (659 m above sea level) at the tip of the Romsdalskysten was previously both slippery, muddy and little welcoming. Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError SUMMER: For the vast, vast majority will summer vacation in the year will be in Norway, and here there is a sea of opportunities! Video: Kristin Sørdal. Clip: Ørjan Ryland View more Himmelstigen
Then it took fjellglade inhabitants of Otrøya in the former little kystkommunen Midsund in Møre and Romsdal, a smart grip. (Midsund is now a part of Molde municipality, after kommunesammenslåingen at new year.) the
Four sherpaer from Nepal had just completed the construction of steintrappa to the mountain Digergubben on Otrøya . Now they were scheduled to pack up and go home to Nepal. But instead, there were some who really thought big.
Was it possible to build a stone staircase on the entire 2200 consecutive steps in the steep hillside?
Now has both the local community and visiting tourists the answer:
- Yes. The stairs are finished, welcome to the mountains, " says Sonam Tshering Sherpa, who was responsible for the four nepalesiske trappebyggerne. The trek up the long stairs gives you literally a high pulse and can take the breath from you if you have high pace.
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But when you get to the top you can enjoy a 360 degree view over the Romsdalsalpene, sunnmøre alps, outer Coast and far out into the sea. The sunsets are priceless. The same is soloppgangene, if you bring a tent and stay at the top.1100 helicopter trips
- We sourced the stone from nabofjellet Midsundhornet/Trollhesten about five kilometres away. It was flown down to bilvegen and transported by truck to the foot of the Rørsethornet. Where did the helicopter again over and flew the stone into the mountains. It was around 3500-4000 helicopter rides together. And the price tag is around four million for what we think is Norway's longest continuous stone staircase, " says project manager Kolbjørn Ove Stølen.3000 steps. the
Later Helgelandstrappa in Mosjøen come with 3000 steps, but the trail has some party where you can go on fjellgrunn or trail. When Helgelandstrappa is completed all the way to the top of the Øyfjellet ( 818 m.o.h.) has it passed 4000 steps. the
He is initiativtageren to sherpabygde stone steps to the nabofjellene Midsundhornet and Digergubben (527 m above sea level). But this project is on "only" 1400 steps.
And now also Rørsethornet.the Dream of the peak of FOLLOW: Take the time to good breaks on the way up. Get with you the little details. Show more
- We have made steps up to the plateau where the steepest part of the rock face goes into some flatter terrain. It was 2200 tread, perfect dimensions and with several stops along the way. This will make it possible for very many more to come up on the Rørsethornet, " says Kolbjørn Ove Stølen.
- But we can already see now that increased visits may come to mean increased wear and tear on the rest of the mountain. Maybe we need to steinsette the rest of the way, also, " he continues.
the Initiators in Midsund has spent more than 10 million on the stone steps in the mountain. And it has been a success.evening walk: Torunn Heggdal mountain farm uses the evening for a trip up the stairs on the Rørsethornet. Photo: Odd Roar Lange/The Busy Inspector Show more
- the Number of users of the mountain is sjudoblet in one year. And both the ferry, nærbutikken and the cafe has marked a sharp increase in sales - particularly at the weekends, " says Kolbjørn Ove Stølen.From Everest to Romsdalskysten
Sonam Tshering Sherpa was together with the Norwegian klatreekspedisjonen to Arne Næss jr., when they reached the top of Mount Everest in 1985.Here are the sommerstengt dinside
Now, he has contributed to the fact that many norwegians get to get to the top on a much lower mountain. But still experience the spectacular views.
- We want to take care of nature. This is a great way to do it, " says Sonam Tshering Sherpa, who together with sherpaene Lhakpa, Anish and Bala have done the job most thought was possible.
- This takes enough breath from the most, " says Martin Stølen that shows the way to the cairn at the top. On both sides of the ridge is steep down towards the sea or down into the valley. But the hour-long trip up is worth both rigid load and a little fear of heights.
Norway has gained a new tourist attraction. Note the name: Rørsethornet.
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