The Troll Wall is one of the tallest vertical rock walls in Europe and Spainish mountain endurance athlete Kilian Jornet has just skied the iconic Fiva Route. Discover Kilian’s journey to become one of the best steep skiers in the world and how he managed to descend a challenging route in the Norwegian Alps.
“Last week I was fortunate to ski the Fiva route at Trolltinden,” he told Norway’s NRK radio. “It was all very interesting because it is a very ‘logical’ and attractive line for skiing.”
He first climbed the lower section to assess the equipment, including ropes, straps and ice axes, he would need to ski down. Once he got good weather, he went for the 1,600-metre descent. “I climbed up to check out the conditions before I set out. It’s important to know what to expect,” he said later on Facebook. “The upper 200m is for sure one of the steepest I have ever skied. It is exposed all the way down.”
One year ago it was a fun day. I skied one of the most calling ski lines when you’re in Romsdal. Fiva was the first route to climb Trolltind from the north side in 1931 by the Heen brothers. It was an amazing and humbling experience to ski down there. And a short film is comming soon, look at @salomon channels the next days for that!