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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

TROLL WALL: fiftieth anniversary

To mark the fiftieth anniversary since his team made the first British ascent of Norway's immense Troll Wall, Tony Howard has travelled back to his 1960s stomping ground. Journeying through Sweden, up into the Arctic and back down to Romsdal, Tony has re-visited Troll Wall and the region's other iconic crags that so inspired him as a young climber.

Here we have a few shots from Tony's travels. He's currently en-route to this year's Fjellfestival where Sunday will bring together both the Norwegian and British climbing teams which, in 1965, reached the Troll Wall summit with just one day between them.

To mark the anniversary, we're offering 30% off Troll Wall, Tony's fascinating account of the first British ascent of Europe's tallest rock face. Just enter code TROLL50 at checkout. Click HERE to order.

Romsdal's Three Pillars rise 1700m from the valley

Muskox high above Romsdal

Kongen and Bispen, south faces, their east faces drop well over 1000m to the valley

Åndalsnes, the centre for Romsdal, located on the shores of Romsdalsfjord

Di Taylor up at Kavli setter (a summer grazing area), on one of the area's many treks

Troll Wall in shade, Trollryggen Pillar on left, Fiva route goes up near the narrow snow couloir on the right

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