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 (about 800 feet, 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 (1800 feet), 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!
Beginning of the climb
The trail goes on
From here on the climb gets hard
Here you stop to rest a little and take pix
From here the pictures don't need any commentary. But if you suffer from vertigo'
I would advise you not to look down!
Grandpa not affected!
I suppose a bit of humor would help one recover --
The only secret to bachelor cooking is not caring how it tastes.
I don’t even butter my bread. I consider that cooking.
*** ‘Tis an ill cook who cannot lick his own fingers.