Most be one of the most amazing jumps ever. Jumping 1.5 meters across may not seem like a very difficult task, but one wrong move and you’ll have to rely on the safety harnesses to save you from a 150-meter fall to the foot of Goat’s Horns pillar. One one did really push the limits by jumping the "horns": Brage Hernes Gåsvær (18) took a salto from Storhorn and Lillehorn on the top of the spectacular Geita at Svolvaer - Svolvær - 355 meters above sea level. It has never been done before him. Watch the video of and by the person who did the fantastic stunt: Jarl Hernes Gåsvær! Source: published 9th August 2016 on YouTube.
Up until a century ago, the Svolværgeita or Goat’s Horns rock tower had never been conquered, but these days not only has it become one of the most popular climbing pinnacles in Norway, but thrill-seeking mountaineers defy death by jumping between its granite horns.
Svolværgeita (Northern Sami: Spålla) is a 150-metre (490 ft) tall pinnacle at the southwest face of Fløyfjellet on the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. The 569-metre (1,867 ft) high Fløyfjellet is located on the edge of the town of Svolvær in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. The first recorded time a climber reached the summit of Svolværgeita was on 1 August 1910 by Ferdinand Schjelderup, Alf Bonnevie Bryn and Carl Wilhelm Rubenson.
The first element is Svolvær, since it is located in that town. The last element is the finite form of geit which means "goat", since the mountain has two "horns". The two horns are called Storhorn and Lillehorn. By descending from Storhorn it is common to jump over a 1.5 metre wide gap and land safely on Lillehorn, while viewing the town cemetery 300 metre below.
Stein Morten Lund, 15th August 2015.
VÅGHALS: Brage Hernes Gåsvær (18) tok salto fra Storehorn til Lillehorn på spektakulære Geita ved Svolvær - 355 meter over havet. Det har ingen gjort før ham. Video: Jarl Hernes Gåsvær