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Arne Næss (27 January 1912 – 12 January 2009) was a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term  deep ecology and was an important intellectual and inspirational figure within the environmental movement of the late twentieth century.


In 1939, Næss was the youngest person to be appointed full professor at the University of Oslo and the only professor of philosophy in the country at the time.


He was a noted mountaineer, who in 1950 led the expedition that made the first ascent of  Tirich Mir (7,708 m).


The  Tvergastein hut  in the Hallingskarvet massif played an important role in Ecosophy T, as "T" is said to represent his mountain hut Tvergastein. 

The Tvergastein hut is still there, and when one would like to hike there, this is possible when visiting Ustaoset, and ask for the right track at the benzine station. 

More: here.