Visit Norway have decided to remove some of its pictures featuring tourists posing on the tip of Trolltunga, in order to not inspire others to pose the same way. The move comes a day after Kristi Kafcaloudis, a 24-year-old Monash University student from Queensland, died after reportedly losing her balance and falling 700 metres from the “troll’s tongue” ledge while preparing to pose for a photograph.
Trolltunga Adventures owner and guide Thomas Ruud called for action to improve safety at the tourist spot, saying an incident such as Ms Kafcaloudis’s death had been a long time coming.
“Last couple of years, people have started to bring tents because they want the sunset and rise, and people drinking and getting out on the cliff,” he said.
“This is why we have been waiting for something like this to happen.” Mr Ruud said it would be impossible to install fences, because the whole valley was a 700-metre drop.
“But I think more needs to be done about this, or I am sure it is going to happen again.”