Offbeat

By Mike Jones


Thrill seekers who climbed above snowy clouds for an epic photo have captured the risky moment they reached the top of the rock.

Photographer Luis Luna, 29, took the images after reaching rock formation, Trolltunga – which sits 1,100 metres above sea level – near Odda, Norway.

PIC BY LUIS LUNA / CATERS NEWS

The images show Luis’s pal, Nicholas Russo, 26, balancing precariously on the cliff edge as snow falls around him – making the surface dangerously slippy.

Nicholas said: “Standing at the edge of Trolltunga made my heart drop but the view was spectacular and it gives one some perspective on life.

“As for the snow, it was not planned at all, we started the hike and after a few hours were presented with snow on the ground as we went up into the mountains.

PIC BY LUIS LUNA / CATERS NEWS 

“In the snow the hike is a little more dangerous because it’s hard to follow the trail and at the cliff one must be more cautious around the edges because it is easier to slip on snow.

“In a few weeks after our trip, you are not even allowed to do this hike because the conditions can get bad with the amount of snow they get there in the winter.”

Luis – who spent hours trekking up the cliff to capture the photos – says it was all worthwhile.

PIC BY LUIS LUNA / CATERS NEWS 

He added: “To be able to witness the stunning view in person was a dream and a memory I’ll never forget.

“Sharing the experience with Nick and our other friend Anthony was just icing on the cake.”