Svolvaer Goat, Norway - Now De-hornedby Chris Craggs Jun/2007
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The spectacular and scary jump between the horns was first done by Arne Randers Heen in about 1930 and it became de rigour for any climber to leap the hugely exposed gap - it even made the front cover of the classic 1992 Ed Webster guide to the climbing in Lofoten.
See the leap here
News from Thorbjorn Enevold, a guide who runs the Nord Norske Klatreskole - the centre for climbing on the island is not good though
"Latest news about the goat is most important. The landing platform on the Lillehorn, where you normally land, (if you have not climbed down), has fallen down this winter. Now the leap is a true jump, with a much smaller place to land. The climb itself, up from the shoulder are also more difficult now. And last, but not least, the traverse on the 1910 Route has also changed. The jump has completely changed. We will not do the jump with normal tourists anymore."
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