A trip to Trolltunga
Our goal is Trolltunga – a Troll’s tongue. Norwegian Lion Stone. The story begins right after work – unusuall because normally, to catch the famous extreme yoga show at Trolltunga Rock tourists start the trip early. Around noon there’s a long line at the tong – everyone is waiting for a chance to make a lonely photo on the edge in extreme Yoga position.
On my way back I meet a Spanish lady. She asks for help. Her husband has a heart and breathing problems. There is no phone coverage – what can I do?! Ten hours walk to the valley, rain, weather is getting worse and no shelter along the whole track. I run around seeking for signal. After couple miles I met a Norwegian tourist – Anders and a Croatian girl – they agreed to help.
Finally we got the signal and managed to call for help.
Now we ran back hoping the husband is ok and everything will end up alright.
Anders is the fastest. We caught up to him after a while. He is running around repeating over the phone the same information over and over. Phone coverage is very bad. The time passes by and it’s getting cold. I turned my backpack upside down searching for the jacket but I found hammock instead. This makes everyone laugh. I wrap myself in it like in a cocoon and we wait.
The pilot calls and asks if we have any bright material to help him locate us. I feel like undercover agent. Anders answers with a smile – yes we do. We have a yellow-blue hammock. Pilot doesn’t seem surprised at all. Within fifteen minutes we hear helicopter blades. He notices us and keeps searching further for described couple. Short time after he disappears behind a hill we see Spanish couple slowly passing us by. It turns out, after they manage to get a bit lower, his heart beat slowed down and he felt much better.
We wave again with the hammock at the helicopter, that is coming back after few rounds. It lands. A Norwegian Harrison Ford is coming out with a big smile. He ensures that the Spanish husband will manage all the way down and after strong shake hands he flies away.
– I’m amazed how good people are around here – says Croatian girl.
– Do you know each other? – Asks Spanish lady.
– We’ve just met, but we’re already best friends. Anders answers.