Tronfjell

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Tronfjell
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Tronfjell with Alvdal in front.
Highest point
Elevation 1,665 m (5,463 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,005 m (3,297 ft) [1]
Isolation 29.5 km (18.3 mi) [1]
Coordinates 62°10′28″N10°41′41″E / 62.174444°N 10.694722°E / 62.174444; 10.694722 Coordinates: 62°10′28″N10°41′41″E / 62.174444°N 10.694722°E / 62.174444; 10.694722
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Tronfjell
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Tronfjell
Tronfjell (Norway)
Location Innlandet, Norway
Climbing
Easiest route Road

Tron (sometimes spelled Tronden, Tronfjell, or Trondfjell) [2] is a prominent mountain in Innlandet county, Norway. The 1,665-metre (5,463 ft) tall mountain lies on the border of Alvdal and Tynset municipalities, but the peak lies entirely in Alvdal. The mountain lies just to the northeast of the village of Alvdal and just northwest of the village of Tylldalen. [3]

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There is a toll road to the summit that is open in the summers. The road was built while installing a broadcasting antenna in the 1960s, being Norway's second highest road. [1]

The Indian philosopher Swami Sri Ananda Acharya (1883-1945) lived on the mountain for large periods of his life. [3]

Etymology

The name Tron is the finite form of the word trond (Old Norse : þróndr) which means 'hog' (it is common in Norway to compare the shape of a mountain with an animal). [3] [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Tron". PeakVisor.no. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  2. Statens Stedsnavnregister, Statens Kartverk. "SSR: Tron/Tronden". Kartverket.no. Statens Kartverk.
  3. 1 2 3 Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (12 February 2021). "Tron (fjell i Østerdalen)". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget . Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  4. Ryen, Jon Olav (2015). Stedsnavn i Nord-Østerdal (1 ed.). Norway: Kolofon. pp. 436–437. ISBN   9788230012871.