The Norwegian mountain code

Telemark’s highest peak and Scandinavia’s largest national park just around the corner. The Gausta area is a paradise for those who love hiking.

Despite challenging altitude meters you don’t have to be a skilled mountain climber to hike here. Take it careful and plan accordingly. As a help you have nine simple rules that the Norwegians call the Norwegian mountain code.

Follow these simple rules in Norway’s mountains:

  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

Please read the Norwegian mountain code in full before you go hiking. And by the way! Don’t forget to download the Gausta app. There you can easily share your coordinates, call emergency services and reach the ski patrol.


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