A hike to Pulpit Rock

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Me- At Pulpit Rock Edge

Me- At Pulpit Rock Edge

By bringing myself over the edge and back, I discovered a passion to live my days fully, a conviction that will sustain me like sweet water on the barren plain of our short lives.

My love affair with mountains & hikes started after my first hike to Pulpit Rock. Β A big thanks to Ash who feels the same and we continued hiking through many forests,hills and lakes.

After a night well spent in the little red cabin, it was the day to hike Famous Pulpit Rock in Stavanger.Β Pulpit Rock – also know as Preikestolen, is a steep massive cliff 600mts (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden.

Once you reach Preikestolen Fjellstue, the trail starts from this parking site. It is a wonderful hike of 2.4miles with some great mountains and landscapes views on the way. A good fitness, proper walking boots, rain gear ( mountains weather can be mischievous), a small lunch pack and water bottle will keep you going 3-4 hours up & down the mountain.

I always find the initial bit of hike to mountain a bit tough because the path starts with a steep ascent but thereafter it always gets easy. I am not sure if it happens with all, but for me its true. Nevertheless once you climb initial 100-200 meters, the muscles just gets the kick and you are ready.

We all were excited to do this hike. It is a must do for people who love mountains. It is not a challenging but a hard gradient hike, also one should be careful as it us an exposed plateau so on windy days you need to be careful at edges. Never take mountains lightly, you have to careful from the time you start your climb until you are back safely at base.

Here are some of the pictures of our hike.

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On the way to Pulpit

 

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Hiking up my way

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Breathtaking views of Fjords and rivers

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Happy moment- yes I did it

Thanks to our friend Nammi who introduced us to Pulpit. And a big hug and thanks to dear hubby ( Ash) who captured the moments.

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31 thoughts on “A hike to Pulpit Rock

    • Hey Alex.. Thank you so much for stopping by at blog.. And believe me my heart was pouding too but it was awesome πŸ™‚ glad you enjoyed the post

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  1. The way you’re sitting at the side, Could be dangerous but you did. Loved the picture as it is beyond description… Thanks for share!!

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    • Hi Seema, Thank you so much for the comment.

      Apology for late reply, for some reason few of the comments were in spam folder and I never noticed it.
      I am glad you enjoyed the post and will visit me back.

      Cheers,
      Aanchal

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  2. That looks like a really challenging mountain to climb, but I bet the scenery was worth it πŸ™‚ Are you afraid of heights? I am, so whenever I climb up something high I never look down, just look up and across.

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      • Hey Mabel.. Thank you so much for takin out time to read the post. I am very very much glad that you enjoyed it.
        I am not afraid of heights yes but on exposed ones it scares me being towards the edges. But i was glad to be able to sit down there though my heart was racing.I know how you feel.
        Sorry for late reply I am on a hiking trip in the mountains, no internet at all and shall be back on sunday with a lot of tales to share with you all.
        Keep reading.. xxx

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  3. Beyond gorgeous!! I’m not afraid of heights (*too* much!), but I’m not sure I could sit on the edge. πŸ™‚ Yay for a husband who uses the camera to captures the moments!

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  4. Thank you so much Cindi. I guess it was the moment that brought me to the edge and yes without the hubby this moment would not be captured πŸ™‚

    Cheers
    Aanchal

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  5. Hi, Great pics! Maybe it’s just your pics but it didn’t look like there were that many people that day. Usually there are thousands doing the hike — at least in summer. I was going to do the hike this year, but I might do it next year instead, in spring hopefully. I saw some great pics here too: http://nextstopnorway.com/the-pulpit-rock … Especially the first one is great. Did you also go to Kjerag btw? When I go, I’d like to do both! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you so much Erin for stopping by and leaving your comments. Really appreciate it.

      It was not so warm but a sunny day to our luck, something you rarely hear of :)Do this hike for sure, it is lovely, every step ll be worth it.

      I could not go to Kjerag as I hurt my knee during a downhill walk. But that’s in my bucket list of hikes. I hope to do it too sometime soon.

      All the best. Keep me posted πŸ™‚

      xx

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