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Vannledningsdalen

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The litt­le val­ley of Vann­led­nings­da­len on the east side of Lon­gye­ar­by­en is in two ways important: it gives hikers rela­tively easy access to Gru­vef­jel­let and Suk­ker­top­pen almost year-round (be awa­re of the risk of ava­lan­ches!).

Second­ly, it is a dan­ge­rous ava­lan­che rou­te espe­ci­al­ly during the snow melt and during peri­ods of warm wea­ther and rain in the win­ter. Then, cata­stro­phic melt­wa­ter rus­hes and slush ava­lan­ches may race down this litt­le val­ley. The near­by part of Lon­gye­ar­by­en, the neigh­bour­hood of Hau­gen, has been dama­ged more than once. The old hos­pi­tal, then next to the river coming down from Vann­led­nings­da­len, was sever­ely dama­ged in 1953. Three peo­p­le died and many more were inju­red. The risk of ava­lan­ches is rele­vant for the­se are­as until the day today.

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last modification: 2019-04-15 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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