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Friday, August 02, 2013

Svolværgeita in the Lofoten archipelago

Svolværgeita is a 150-metre (490 ft) tall pinnacle at the southwest face of Fløyfjellet on the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. The 569-metre (1,867 ft) high Fløyfjellet is located on the edge of the town of Svolvær in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. The first recorded time a climber reached the summit of Svolværgeita was on 1 August 1910 by Ferdinand Schjelderup, Alf Bonnevie Bryn and Carl Wilhelm Rubenson.
The first element is Svolvær, since it is located in that town. 

The last element is the finite form of geit which means "goat", since the mountain has two "horns". The two horns are called Storhorn and Lillehorn. By descending from Storhorn it is common to jump (if you look carefully, you'll see a guy doing just that! - wow) over a 1.5 metre wide gap and land safely on Lillehorn, while viewing the town cemetery (sic!) 300 metre below.

Thank you Pia for this remarkable picture on the card.

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