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Alpine routes reinforced with geonet

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Peatlands in the alpine area are very soft and when the carex (sedge) vegetation and roots are destroyed, the sinkage could be more than 0.5 m deep because the bearing capacity is very low and only water filled ruts remain. In this project the aim to design both methods and technics to reinforce used routes for sami people working in this area with their reindeers but also travelling to their alpine cottages. By including a strong geonet to reinforce the ground a multi-passing on the routes could be achieved with ATVs without rutting the ground but only good products should be used that withstand the traffic.


alpine peatlands, geonet, anchoring, vegetation root mat