Woman's cliff photo attempt ends in fatal 980-foot fall from mountain in Norway

Australian university student Kristi Kafcaloudis was sightseeing in Norway when she fell off the edge of a cliff while posing for a picture.

    2015/09/09

NSFW    ODDA, NORWAY — An Australian exchange student studying in Norway fell to her death from the Trolltunga rock formation while posing for a picture on Saturday.

Trolltunga is located in Odda, Norway and sits 2,300 feet over Lake Ringedalsvatnet at the end of a 10.5-mile hike, according to the Huffington Post. Kristi Kafcaloudis, 24, began studying at the University of Bergen in Norway in August. The Huffington Post reported that she was on a hiking trip with a group of 30 people at the popular tourist destination. While getting ready to pose for a picture, Kafcaloudis stumbled and fell over 980 feet. The fall killed her.

TV 2 Norway reported that the woman's body was recovered by Red Cross rescue workers on Sunday night.

Her mother, Milli Kafcaloudis, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: "We are only consoled by the fact that Kristi was doing what she loved with her friends and living a life full of adventure and dreams. But, we are mortified by the loss of such a talented and lovely young woman with her whole life before her."
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Kristi Kafcaloudis, 24, died when she fell off of the Trolltunga ledge while posing for a picture. VIA FACEBOOK
Kristi Kafcaloudis, 24, died when she fell off of the Trolltunga ledge while posing for a picture. VIA FACEBOOK
The ledge is 2,300 feet above Lake Ringedalsvatnet in Odda, Norway. PATRICK GENSEL/FLICKR
The ledge is 2,300 feet above Lake Ringedalsvatnet in Odda, Norway. PATRICK GENSEL/FLICKR
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