Trollryggen

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Trollryggen

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Trollryggen is the highest peak on the left side.
Highest point
Elevation 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Prominence 120 m (390 ft) [1]
Coordinates 62°28′55″N07°44′21″E / 62.48194°N 7.73917°E / 62.48194; 7.73917 Coordinates: 62°28′55″N07°44′21″E / 62.48194°N 7.73917°E / 62.48194; 7.73917
Geography
Norway More og Romsdal location map.svg
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Trollryggen
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Location Rauma, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Parent range Romsdalsalpene
Topo map 1319 I Romsdalen

Trollryggen is a peak along the Trolltindene ridge along the Romsdalen valley. It is located in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The Rauma River and the European route E136 highway lie just to the east of the ridge at the bottom of the valley. [2]

Romsdalen

Romsdalen is a valley in Norway. The 60-kilometre (37 mi) long valley runs through Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county and Lesja Municipality in Oppland county. It is the valley of the Rauma river, from Old Norse Raumsdalr. The traditional district of Romsdal, which makes up about one-third of Møre og Romsdal county, is named for the valley of Romsdalen. The main road E136 and the Rauma line runs along the valley floor.

Møre og Romsdal County (fylke) of Norway

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The north face of the peak is part of the famous Trollveggen (Troll Wall)the highest vertical cliff in Europe. The highest peak on that ridge is Store Trolltind, about 700 metres (2,300 ft) to the north. It is also a part of Reinheimen National Park.

Cliff A vertical, or near vertical, rock face of substantial height

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Store Trolltind mountain in Norway

Store Trolltind is the highest point along the Trolltindane ridge. It has the vertical Trollveggen cliff separating the peak from the Romsdalen valley below, a drop of about 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) which makes it the highest vertical cliff in Europe. The Rauma River and the E136 highway lie 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the east in the valley. The Trollryggen peak is located about 700 metres (2,300 ft) to the south.

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References

  1. "Toppomania - Trollryggen 1700 moh - fakta". Toppomania.info. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
  2. Store norske leksikon. "Trolltindane" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-27.