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Preikestolen “The Rock Pulpit”. Translated from the original Italian by Cassius Carter. Near Stavanger in Norway there is a mysterious rock that rises 600 meters above the fjord Lysefjorden and to get there is not a climber's dream!

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Preikestolen the rock pulpit

Preikestolen

“The Rock Pulpit”

Translated from the original Italian by Cassius Carter


Preikestolen the rock pulpit

Near Stavanger in Norway there is a mysterious rock that rises 600 meters above the fjord Lysefjorden and to get there is not a climber's dream!

The Preikestolen (literally “Rock Pulpit” is perhaps the most famous attraction in Stravanger. Once you've arrived at the parking lot at an elevation of about 270 meters, you're at the beginning of the trail that leads to the summit of the rock terrace from which in a little less than two hours and another 600 meters you will get to the peak of the fjord.

To say that you'll enjoy a breath taking view is a no brainer! However be sure you are properly equipped to go on even though the trail is well tracked, good trekking shoes are strongly advised.

You have to be in good physical condition!


Preikestolen the rock pulpit

The map that shows the route and the altitude of Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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Beginning of the climb Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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Wooden path to get over the sodden surface Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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The trail goes on Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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From here on the climb gets hard Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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You have to climb up stretches full of rocks Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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Here you stop to rest a little and take pix Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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A little refreshment from the trickling stream Preikestolen shown on the marker.



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Almost there Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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And here we are finally! Preikestolen shown on the marker.


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From here the pictures don't need any commentary. But if you suffer from vertigo' I would advise you not to look down!


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Grandpa not affected! suffer from vertigo' I would advise you not to look down!


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The big fissure that splits the rock down to the sea suffer from vertigo' I would advise you not to look down!


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In the vicinity of Preikestolen there are so many beautiful places worth seeing but one stands out above all the others and it is

“THE MORTISED BOULDER”


Preikestolen the rock pulpit

The End places worth seeing but one stands out above all the others and it is