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More People are Lost in the Mountains in Norway

Lack of navigation knowledge and compass-map usage lead more people to be lost in mountains and be fetched by emergency crews.

Figures from a rescue coordination center in southern and northern Norway show a sharp increase in the number of people who were lost from 2001 to 2011.

In 2001, a rescue coordination center had to save 158 people, while this number reached to 284 after ten years, writes Nationen.

– I think it is because we rely solely on new technical tools and forget that we may run out of power, says Head of Mapping Authority (Kartverket), Anne Cathrine Frøstrup.

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