Emergency network does not cover Trolltunga

TrolltungaTrolltunga.Photo: wikimedia.org

There have been a number of rescues at Trolltunga in the recent past, but the new radio network does not cover the popular hiking destination.

While tourists have mobile coverage and can share images from the popular rock formation, they can not use the emergency communications network, reported the newspaper Bergens Tidende.

– I headed there and was ensured emergency network coverage while telephone base station was set up, says local leader Bjorn Arild Fjeldsbø of Red Cross. His people have had 21 commissioned rescues at Trolltunga so far this season.

Sheriff Terje Kvalvik says the issue has been raised several times. Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK), which is responsible for radio network, is now working to find out what it will cost to get coverage at the attraction which attracts nearly 100,000 visitors during the season.

Pressevakt Tina Kjensli Dyrseth of the Directorate said they hope to know more within a few weeks. She adds that the cost will depend on whether it is possible to use existing infrastructure.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today