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Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road part of Norwegian County Road 63 that connects the town of Åndalsnes and the village of Valldal. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 10% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. Just a few meters outside the Bispesvingen bend at the top of the famous tourist road you can see the Base jumpers flying.

The road is narrow with many sharp bends, and although several bends were widened during 2005 to 2012, vehicles over 12.4 metres long are prohibited from driving the road. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, buses up to 13.1 metres were temporarily allowed as a trial. At the 700 metre plateau there is a car park and several viewing balconies overlooking the bends and the Stigfossen waterfall. Stigfossen falls 320 metres down the mountainside. The pass has an elevation of approximately 850 metres.

Trollstigen is closed during late autumn and winter. A normal operating season stretches from mid-May to October, but may sometimes be shorter or longer due to weather conditions.

The legal position in Norway about BASE jumping, also sometimes written as B.A.S.E. are made welcome. Base jumpers from Strandkolvet, Lysefjord (from the mountain Kjerag) is OK. Some other Norwegian places, like the Trollwall, are banned because of dangerous rescue missions in the past. Guinness World Records first listed a BASE jumping record with Carl Boenish´s 1984 leap from Trollveggen (Trollwall). It was described as the highest BASE jump. In 2010 Northern Norway celebrated with a world record with 53 Base jumpers jumping from a cliff.

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