Analysing terrain data
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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
Hike up to Gaustatoppen is on many Norwegians bucket lists.
This is the hard-going and steep way to the top, from Rjukan via Selstali Seter, up the north side of Gaustatoppen.
With a climb of 1600 metres, the north side of Gaustatoppen is a full-day adventure if you start from Rjukan railway station.
You can also drive the 18 kilometres to Selstali and start from there.