I am worried that you might be thinking that I am turning this into a blog, but it is nice to share new images on the Røros 360 website (http://roros360.com) and get a little extra traffic to make the stats look better to customers.
So I apologise for posting a tour of only the 904th highest mountain in Norway.
Those who have been looking at images from around the south of Røros will have noticed a rather odd mountain that seems quite out of place in the surrounding countryside. From a distance, it looks more like it was poured into place, rather than forming over millions of years. That it is relatively rounded, so I am told, means that it is much older than many mountains in Norway, whose peaks are quite inaccessible. This one isn't, since with the advent of television and radio came a transmitter in the 1960s, and with that Norway's second highest road.
There are seven images in all, starting at road level and going up to its two summits.
A couple of facts and figures:
- At 1666 metres (5467 feet), it is still 322m higher than anything in the UK.
It is 1666m higher than anything in Denmark.
An Indian philospoher, who was born in Bengal in 1881, lived on the mountain from 1924 until his death in 1945 and wanted to found a Peace University there.
I couldn't get my little car all the way up, since it is French. I gave up and drove back down to be met at the tollgate by a chap called Lars with a 4-wheel jeep. Generous to a fault, as are most around here, he not only drove me up to the top, but insisted on being in one of the panoramas. How could I refuse?
The route up is marked in several languages "Drive at your own peril" and singly the most terrifying route I have taken in the course of my long and over-burdened life.
To find it:
Long way round: http://roros360.com/en - Click on The Circumference in the sidebar and look to the south of Tynset and the north of Alvdal (all situated to the SW of Røros)