Fjellvettreglene – The Norwegian Mountain Code

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Fjellvettreglene, or the Norwegian Mountain Code as it’s called, is 9 rules to ensure survival in the mountains (and the rest of the Norwegian landscape).

The nine rules are as following:

  1. Be prepared.
  2. Leave word of you route.
  3. Be weatherwise.
  4. Be equipped for bad weather and frost.
  5. Learn from the locals.
  6. Use map and compass.
  7. Don’t go solo.
  8. Turn back in time; sensible retreat is no disgrace. (Which is the one I painted in Norwegian.)
  9. Conserve energy and build a snow shelter if necessary.

Here is the Norwegian version of the Mountain Code, and here is an English version by the Norwegian Trekking Association (Turistforeningen), where they are explained more in depth. It’s nine rules that can be used to most things, with a little adjustment. Always be prepared, and take care.



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