Gråkallen

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Gråkallen
GråkallenFromStorheia.jpg
Gråkallen seen from Storheia
Highest point
Elevation 552 m (1,811 ft)
Prominence 160 m (520 ft)
Parent peak Storheia
Coordinates 63°25′14″N 10°15′05″E / 63.42056°N 10.25139°E / 63.42056; 10.25139Coordinates: 63°25′14″N 10°15′05″E / 63.42056°N 10.25139°E / 63.42056; 10.25139
Geography
Map of the location
Map of the location
Gråkallen
Location in Sør-Trøndelag
Location Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Topo map 1621 IV Trondheim
Climbing
Easiest route Road

Gråkallen is a mountain in the Bymarka area in the municipality of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 552-metre (1,811 ft) tall mountain is located in the Byåsen part of the city of Trondheim.

The summit is covered by an abandoned fenced military installation. Below the summit (on the col to the right of the summit above the lake) there is a ski station accessible by bus from Trondheim. In the summer, the ski runs through the pine forests allow hiking and mountain biking back to the city below.

Name[edit]

The first element is grå which means "grey" and the last element is the finite form of kall which means "old man". (It is common in Norway to compare mountains with old men.)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Gråkallen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-23.