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Below you will find activites for:

  • children
  • famlies with kids and youths
  • activities where grand parents can participate with their grand children

 

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Winter kayaking: SEAL SAFARI

Slow pace seal spotting tour - 3  hrs kayaking. Looking into the big eyes of a seal makes most people feel excited or even blessed. Enjoy the silence, paddeling in slow pace while marveling at the pristine landscape along the Swedish west coast north of Gothenburg. We launch the kayaks at a place close to a known seal hang-out. Seated in a sturdy kayak wearing a drysuit you will enjoy the winter kayaking experience even more. This 3 hrs tour normally runs Sundays, but during the school holidays in November, February and April we have added a few extra week day departures imainly intended for families. Please click BOOK NOW! to see dates, time and prices for various bookable departures   (or book a Private tour) Can also be booked at a different time than our scheduled departures. When booking "Private tour" there are more options, for example in terms of choice of time, duration, transport, overall theme, outdoor cooking etc. For other bookable guided kayak tours, click here  LOCATION: LYSEKIL             Season: November - March Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health, able to swim 200 meters 13 yrs, min 160 cm tall (Weekdays during February and April school holidays, 140 cm will be the requierd length on children accompanied by a paying adult) What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, drysuit (with optional use of gloves and hood) What to bring:  Headgear and spare gloves, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), water flask (to store on top of kayak) Duration: 3 hours (2,5 hours seated) Meal: None Add-on: Single seating in K1 Kayak  

FromSEK 975
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Hiking to the summit: SCRAMBLE to the hill fort

An adventure for all ages (5-65 yrs). Scrambling tour 2,5 hrs, medium difficulty as we walk in somtimes very rugged terrain with a lot of steep passages. (Alternative ways are available on some legs of the route.) You are bound to get a little dirty while having a lot of fun. A hill fort is supposed to be inaccessible to invaders and easy to defend. This one has all these qualities, and a great view too. We will walk up and down in rugged terrain, along tree plantations and in mixed wood. We scramble up along the slanting rock passing gorges and fissures. At the summit you can eat your picnic and marvel at the surrounding views. Scrambling  Hiking and scrambling in nature typical to Bohuslän takes you to the summit and a spectacular view on this (family-friendly) 2,5 hours adventure tour. After an outdoor lunch break you will get an introduction to top rope climbing. Scrambling is "a walk up steep terrain involving the use of one's hands". It is an ambiguous term that lies somewhere between trekking, hillwalking and rock climbing. Please click the BOOK NOW-button for dates, hours and prices LOCATION: 10-15 mns off central Lysekil Season: April-November (all year, weather permitting) Requirements: Regular health and fitness. Age 5-65. No previous experience needed. However: No knee or feet issues. (arthritis etc.)   Must have adequate eye sight to hike in rugged terrain and confidently know where to put you feet and hands while walking and climbing. Must be able to perceive oral instructions when windy. Children: Children and youth age 5-9 yrs are welcome accompanied by adults all year. The younger the kids, the more adults required. Pls book the "Private goup" option after selecting date in order to get a family discount. Youth 10 yrs and older, can participate without adult company. Select the youth option. What’s included: Guide, (helmet). What to wear/bring: Bring water. Wear comfortable pants with long legs and bring a long-sleeved sweater for the forest walk. Shoes suitable for hiking (which stays on the foot and has heavy sole that is not slippery on wet ground) and preferably backpack. (snacks) Duration: 2,5 hours total  Language: Swedish and english Meal: Not included Optional: Optional picnic deal can be ordered at checkout. Start: Rendez-vous at 6 Norra Hamngatan, 10-15 minutes in advance to try out the equipment. You may ride with us or drive behind us (we can also send you a Google-pin with exact location) to the venue of the day. Public transportation: Pls contact us in advance for pick up at bus stop "Lysekil Södra Hamnen". This is where you catch ferry Västtrafik  #847 to Fiskebäckskil and bus #841 to Gothenburg, via Uddevalla. Soft adventure This is an activity with a medium level of difficulty. We have planned the tour with families in mind. If you suffer from vertigo there is always an optional route ahead. No previous climbing experience needed, but we assume regular helth and fitness level, but your knees and feet joints must be up to the job. Safety, comfort and delight are key words when we organise our activities.

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Scrambling: BEACH DWELLER - a family adventure

Work together as a team and support one another as you leave your normal comfort zone. You will walk horizontally on a narrow shelf and climb vertically on a waterfront crag.  Please clic the BOOK NOW button for dates and hours   LOCATION: Trellebystrand, 4 km from central Lysekil Season: May-September Participants:   3-73 yrs, healthy knees and feet Requirements: God shoes with hard soles that stays tight on the foot during the scrambling part of the tour. Included: Guide, harness, helmet (shoes for top rope climbing part) What to bring:  (water, packpack as you may need both hands to hold tight or assist your children/friends)  Duration: 2 hours total  Price:            SEK 400 (family discount available9    

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Walk to the summit: SCRAMBLING +++

Scrambling +++  (extra everything) Hiking and scrambling in nature typical to Bohuslän takes you to the summit and a spectacular view on this (family-friendly) 4 hours adventure tour. After an outdoor lunch break you will get an introduction to top rope climbing. Scrambling is "a walk up steep terrain involving the use of one's hands". It is an ambiguous term that lies somewhere between trekking, hillwalking and rock climbing. Please click the BOOK NOW-button for dates, hours and prices LOCATION: 10-15 mns off central Lysekil Duration: 4 hours total  Season: April-November (all year, weather permitting) Requirements: Regular health and fitness. Age 7-70. No previous experience needed. However: No knee or feet issues. (arthritis etc.)   Must have adequate eye sight to hike in rugged terrain and confidently know where to put you feet and hands while walking and climbing. Must be able to perceive oral instructions when windy. Children: Children and youth age 7-15 yrs are welcome accompanied by adults all year. The younger the kids, the more adults required. Pls book the "Private goup" option after selecting date in order to get a family discount. On some departures, youth 10 yrs and older, can participate without adult company. Select the youth option. What to wear/bring: Wear comfortable pants with long legs and bring a long-sleeved sweater for the forest walk. Shoes suitable for hiking (which stays on the foot and has heavy sole that is not slippery on wet ground) and preferably backpack (possibly with extra water and snacks). What’s included: Guide, climbing shoes, helmet, harness, rope etc. Outdoor lunch with beverage. Start: Rendez-vous at 6 Norra Hamngatan, 10-15 minutes in advance to try out the equipment. You may ride with us or drive behind us (we can also send you a Google-pin with exact location) to the venue of the day. Public transportation: Pls contact us in advance for pick up at bus stop "Lysekil Södra Hamnen". This is where you catch ferry Västtrafik  #847 to Fiskebäckskil and bus #841 to Gothenburg, via Uddevalla. Please make sure to wear clothes and sturdy shoes suitable for terrain and a short walk among lush vegetation. Equipment for the Top rope climbing part of the activity is provided by the tour operator.   Soft adventure This is an activity with a low to medium level of difficulty. We have planned the tour with families in mind. If you suffer from vertigo there is always an optional route ahead. No previous climbing experience needed, but we assume regular helth and fitness level, but your knees and feet joints must be up to the job. Safety, comfort and delight are key words when we organise our activities.

FromSEK 900
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Rock Art after dark

Guided tour after dark to see intriguing rock carvings hover above the granite panels. The guide will make the pictures come alive using different lights.Get an update on international trade and the fascinationg Bronze Age cultures.

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Sea kayak tour: FISHERMEN AND FRIENDS

A winter season kayak tour with guide can be magical! Going thru thin sheets of ice on a sunny day is a marvellous experience. Lysekil's harbours are almost always free of ice, but we may find it in a remote bay. Imagine crystal clear waters and no noise!  Marvel at the pristine seascape of the Swedish west coast. Theme: Fishermen and friends (called FISKAREN in Swedish) Some times a curious seal will follow our tracks - observing us. The guide will tell you more about fishermen, seals and life along the rugged coastline throughout the tour. And during a short break on some distant isle you will be served hot fish soup while stretching your legs. Usually the tour goes Saturday morning. If the weather does not allow this, the tour can be moved to Sunday, if this suits the booked participants. Click the BOOK NOW! button to see dates, times and price categories for different departures. There will be no binding booking until check-out is completed. Can also be booked at a different time than our scheduled departures. When booking "Private tour" there are more options, for example in terms of choice of time, duration, transport, overall theme, outdoor cooking etc. For other bookable guided kayak tours, click here  Location: Various* locations in the Lysekil area Season: October-May Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health, able to swim 200 meters 16 yrs, min 160 cm tall  What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, outdoor meal, drysuit (with optional use of gloves and hood) What to bring:  Headgear, reinforcement garments and gloves for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), drink (to store on top of kayak) Duration: 4 hours with a break (3hrs seated) Language: Bilingual Swedish/English Meal: Hot fish soup with bread and beverage Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak Families with youth 5-15 yrs are recommended to book our tour Seal Safari in stead.  * As this tour is offered to guests staying at the neighbouring hotels, we change location first of all to an area that is pleasant to paddle in regard to prevailing weather conditions, secondly to a location near where the guests are staying.

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MTB-tour: CURBSTONE

Mountainbike tour with guide that takes you over crags, into gorges and thru forests. The nature around Lysekil is very diverse and you will be amazed. There are 3 levels on our tours. Soft and leisurely pace to let you take in the beauty, a medium pace and a tougher and faster way to enjoy the variation in geology and flora. Make you choice between these three levels: Introduction / leisurely - regular level of fitness and a willingness to try Technical and leisurely  - regular level of fitness, motivation and some previous biking experience Speedy and technical - high level of fitness and previous MTB experience Click the BOOK NOW button to select date - and chose your level of difficulty. Area: LYSEKIL    Season: April-November Recuriements: Min 12 yrs, min 160 cm tall Participants select level of difficulty according to preferences and personal fitness. Included: Guide, MTB bike, helmet, vest, water bottle. Bring: You might want to bring a back pack for headgear, sun glasses, jacket and a snack. Price:: SEK 700 / adult (min 2 och max 6 persons) Ca 2-3 hours. SEK 900 / adult (min 4 och max 6 persons) Ca 4 hours. Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area.

FromSEK 495
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Sea kayak tour: HERRING HERITAGE

Kayak tour running in calm, sheltered waters in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos (according to a recent CNN Traveler listing). You’ll find yourself in “Wilderness light”, after only a few minutes of paddling. Nature reserves Stångehuvud, with smooth granite crags, and the Gullmarsfjord, are just around the corner. Learn more about herring (Clupea harengus) and its importance to the Bohuslän region in the past - and enjoy an open-air herring meal. A stable sea kayak and dry suit makes you enjoy the moment even more! Please click BOOK NOW! to learn more and to see available departures LOCATION: LYSEKIL             Season: May-September  Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health, able to swim 200 meters Min age 13 and min height 160 cm What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, outdoor meal What to bring:  Headgear, reinforcement garments for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), water (0.75L, to store on top of kayak) Duration: 4 hours total (2.5-3 hours seated in the kayak) Price: SEK 900              Optional add-ons: Single seating in K1 Kayak Dry suit (early May and late September) Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area.  

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Climb: Top rope - an introduction

Try climbing. You will wear harness, helmet and special climbing shoes. We are used to helping kids, youth and adult to have a go at it. NB! This is not a course - this is an introduction to belayed climbing with top rope   LOCATION: Trellebystrand Season: May-September Recommended for:   3-73 yrs Requirements: Fairly healthy knees and ancles What’s included: Helmet, harness and climbing shoes. Activity leader. 2-3 ascents, depending on the length and level of difficulty on the routes climbed. What to bring:    Duration: 2 hours total from fitting the gear until we do part Price: Adult: SEK 395 Family and children/youth price applies Optional:   Extras: Havets Hus Sea Aquarium (entry)   --- Would you like to make more ascents or at a time more convenient to you, we sugges a "Private climbing session". In that case, do regard 30 minutes per person as a guiding principle to make 2-3 ascents.  

Kayak rental in Lysekil, Outdoor West Sweden

When we do not have guided tours, spare kayaks can be rented on site. For your own convenience, (less waiting) we recommend booking in advance. Always included: kayak, spray deck, paddle, life jacket and a bilge/bailer.   How to book: 1) Select time slot when You would like to pick up your rental kayak 2) Choose between K1 (singel) or K2 (double) kayak 3) Add contact information for one contact person in your group. 4) Add payment information, secure payment solution powered by TrekkSoft and complete your reservation. 5) Bring receipt/email confirmation/ ticket to our kayak ware house at 6, Norra Hamngatan in Lysekil.  

Guided tour: Set in stone - mini van from Lysekil to Härnäset

Guided tour by car - 4.5 hours. Visit to quarries and workers dwellings in Rixö and Härnäset and to the rock carvings in Backa.  Learn more about stone workers lives and working conditions, "Hitler Stones", Bronze Age cult and petroglyphs.

MTB rental

We have a limited number of bikes for rental. They are to be booked online. Bikes without a reservation (rental or activities) for the day, may be rented on site. However, we strongly recommend booking online to be safe. Please note our limited opening hours, even during high season.   Rental hours (July-Mid August): Pick up 10.30-12.00 / Return 16.00-16.30  = 4-6 hrs (daily) Pick up 10.30-12.00 / Return 19.30 = 8-9 hrs (Sun-Fri) Pick up 16.30-17.00 / Return 19.30  = 2-3 hrs (Sun-Fri) Daily rental only (=no multi-day-discounts) Please note the limited number of bikes in each category. If there are no bikes left in a category, please select another category - or select another day. How to book: 1) Select day when You would like to pick upp your rental bike: 2) Select pick up and return TIME closest to your convenience 3) Select t Size: S = 160-170 cm M = 168-179 cm L = 176-188 cm If no your favourite size is not available - it has already been booked. Please try another time or day. 4) Add contact information and phone for at least one contact person in a group. 5) Check out your basket ( secure payment solution powered by TrekkPay) and complete the payment of your reservation. 6) Bring receipt/email confirmation/ ticket to our kayak and bike ware house at #6, Norra Hamngatan in Lysekil. Map below.

Rent Climbing equipment

Rent a crash pad or a helmet Rental hours (July-Mid August): Pick up 10.30-12.00 / Return 16.00-16.30  = 4-6 hrs (daily) Pick up 10.30-12.00 / Return 19.30 = 8-9 hrs (Sun-Fri) Pick up 16.30-17.00 / Return 19.30  = 2-3 hrs (Sun-Fri) Daily rental only (=no multi-day-discounts) Please note the limited number of items in each category. If there are no items left in a category, please select another time slot - or select another day.

Bike rental in Lysekil

We have a limited number of bikes for rental. They are to be booked online. Bikes without a reservation (rental or activities) for the day, may be rented on site. However, we strongly recommend booking online to be safe. Furthermore we do charge an invoicing fee for rentals without previous reservations. Please note our limited opening hours, even during high season. Please note the limited number of bikes in each category. If there are no bikes left in a category, please select another category - or select another day. How to book: 1) Select day when You would like to pick upp your rental bike: 2) Select pick up and return TIME closest to your convenience 3) Choose between 3 or 21 speed/gears. [ For children/junior click here.] 4) Add contact information and phone for at least one contact person in a group. 5) Check out your basket ( secure payment solution powered by TrekkPay) and complete the payment of your reservation. 6) Bring receipt/email confirmation/ ticket to our kayak and bike ware house at #6, Norra Hamngatan in Lysekil. Map below.  

FromSEK 125
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MTB-tour: CURBSTONE

Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area.

MTB-tour: Easy riders (for girls only)

Introduction to Mountainbike cykling for female participants. Small group. Slow pace. On this tour the guide takes you over crags and thru forests on roads, footpaths and off-road. The nature around Lysekil is very diverse and you will be amazed. Soft adventure in a leisurely pace to let you take in the beauty of central Bohuslän. Click the BOOK NOW button to select date - and chose your level of difficulty. Area: LYSEKIL    Season: September-October Recuriements: Min 12 yrs, min 155 cm tall Included: Guide, MTB bike, helmet, vest, water bottle. Bring: You might want to bring a back pack for headgear, sun glasses, jacket and a snack.     Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area.

Walks: PRIVATE HIKING

Translation pending NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.  

FromSEK 1'950
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Walks: PRIVATE HIKING

Translation pending NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.  

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Sea kayak: PRIVATE KAYAK TOUR

Time to unwind and recharge your batteries - or speed up and challange your friends. Our PRIVATE TOURS start where and when you prefer.  Our guide will escort you to the  nicest beaches, the narrowest passages and the best places to watch birdlife or seals. Feel free to get inspiration from our regular tours and make it a special occasion for you and your friends/family/workgroup etc. Use K2 tandem or K1 single kayaks.  However, a stable sea kayak and dry suit during the winter months October- mid May makes you enjoy the moment even more! NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.  

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Kayak tour: CITY PADDLING

Enjoy the beautiful granite crags that surround lovely Lysekil! A steady sea kayak and a guide that tell you tales about Lysekil's past and present will make you apreciate the scenery even more!  You will be paddling in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos (according to a recent CNN Traveler listing). Theme: City and Nature The guide will stop at regular intervals to let participants have a rest and to tell you about the surroundings. Families with children age 5-10 are recommended to book a morning departure if possible, as the sea is often calmer during morning hours. Click the BOOK NOW! button to see dates, times and price categories for different departures. There will be no binding booking until check-out is completed. LOCATION: LYSEKIL Northern and Southern Harbours and the Stångehuvud Nature Reserve            Season: May-September  Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure),  (Friday evenings minimum 16 years) Requirements: Regular health Children Children age 5-15 yrs, when accompanied by at least one adult each. (Min. 16 yrs on Friday evenings) What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, with spray deck, paddle and life jacket. What to bring:  (Headgear, sunglasses, retainer for glasses, 0.5L flask with water) Duration: 2,5 hours  (2 hours seated) Language: Bilingual Swedish/English   Meal: None Add-on: Single seating in K1 Kayak Opitonal:         Bring your own ocean kayak and join the guided tour.    

Kayak: Sea food à la granite (Family tour)

Blåmusslor, kajak, naturen och livskvalitet. ENJOY SAVORY BLUE MUSSELS AND THE SETTING SUN. Bring your kids, grandma or best friends along on this highly comfortable culinary tour in steady kayaks. If you apreciate peace and quiet, short and comfortable paddling in a spectacularly beautiful nature this is the tour for you! Indulge and enjoy the best of Bohuslän Preparing the blue mussels and enjouing the culinary treat is a major part of this tour. But it is equally important to enjoy the scenic views and good company. This is soft adventure, slow food, nature and family gathering all brought into a 4 hour tour. Relaxing The kayaks are comfortable and stable. The pace is low and adapted to beginners and we stay close to the shore. The guide will give you paddling advice and will also tell you about local customs, lore and the marine life. Cosy Anyone who wishes can take an extra turn with the kayak while the other stay on the island, playing, socializing and enjoying themselves. Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) with accessories  are served with non-alcoholic beverage. You are welcome to bring your own meal beverage, if desired. NB! As the locally harvested blue mussels are temporarily in short supply, we may serve another local delicatessen on this tour: Nephrops Norvegicus (langoustine or Norwegian lobster) Clic the Book Now button to see what time the tour runs on a specific date. Area: LYSEKIL  Saltö fjord  Season: May-September Requirements: Regular health. Adults need to be able to swim 200 m. Included: Seating in a K2-kayak, sharing with other participants or the tour leader, life jacket, spray deck and paddle. Guide, outdoor meal - blue mussels or langoustines, non-alcoholic meal beverage (water/beer) Bring this: Min 0.5L water (to be stored on top of the kayak), (sun-glasses), (additional beverage of your choice) Duration:  4 hours total (out out of these max 2 hrs in the kayak) Price: Adult: SEK 900  Family discounts avalilable on some departures (amount will show up when initiating a booking) Add-ons: Your own K1 single kayak Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area.    

Private group: Introduction to Rock Climbing (granite)

Introduction to top rope climbing on Bohuslän granite crags. During 2 hours you will learn basics about equipment and rudimentary technique. Depending on group (size (and the location) you will be able to make 2-4 ascents on climbing routes of higher and higher level of difficulty. Ideal for groups of 3-4 persons. If you are more than 6 persons you might consider to add another 10 minutes per participant so that everyone is able to make at least 2-3 ascents. We provide: Climbing activity guide/leader who makes the belay Harness Helmet Climbing shoes 

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Privat tur - KULTURGUIDNING

Time to unwind and recharge your batteries - or speed up and challange your friends. Our PRIVATE TOURS start where and when you prefer.  Our guide will escort you to the  nicest beaches, the narrowest passages and the best places to watch birdlife or seals. Feel free to get inspiration from our regular tours and make it a special occasion for you and your friends/family/workgroup etc. Use K2 tandem or K1 single kayaks.  However, a stable sea kayak and dry suit during the winter months October- mid May makes you enjoy the moment even more! NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.  

FromSEK 2'800
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Walks: PRIVATE HIKING

Translation pending NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.  

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Sea kayak: PRIVATE KAYAK TOUR

Time to unwind and recharge your batteries - or speed up and challange your friends. Our PRIVATE TOURS start where and when you prefer.  Our guide will escort you to the  nicest beaches, the narrowest passages and the best places to watch birdlife or seals. Feel free to get inspiration from our regular tours and make it a special occasion for you and your friends/family/workgroup etc. Use K2 tandem or K1 single kayaks.  However, a stable sea kayak and dry suit during the winter months October- mid May makes you enjoy the moment even more! NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.  

FromSEK 2'000
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