What surprised tourist Norway? Part 7. Through the clouds on the rock Pulpitis Rock.



What surprised tourist Norway? Part 7. Through the clouds on the rock Pulpitis Rock. You want to stand on the edge of the 600-meter precipice and see a bird's-eye severe Liseford, jumping over cracks and through the clouds, to climb the cliff on the crumbling stones, then you will find Pulpitis Rock. The Norwegians call this rock Pulpit (pulpit). Her beauty is something mystical. No wonder it involves a lot of stories and legends. When something is made sacrifices harsh northern gods, executed criminals. Already today, some unbalanced person choosing this rock for exotic end their own lives.

 What surprised tourist Norway? Part 7. Through the clouds on the rock Pulpitis Rock. In the parking lot going to want to climb
 To get to the place from which the ascent begins, it is easy. Can a ferry from Stavanger to reach the town Ohanes, and then the machine to get to the Pulpit
hut, where there is a large parking lot. Or the ferry to Tau town, but from his coach, but he walks very often. Try to choose a day with good weather. Low clouds or fog can hamper recovery and deprive you of the beautiful view, which opens with the legendary rock. A light rain, usually rise to the rock is not a hindrance.

In preparation for the ascent, keep in mind that in the mountains of principle "and so come down" does not pass. Mandatory sturdy shoes with ribbed soles, because in some places will have to climb over the wet stones. Do not interfere windbreaker or jacket with a hood. If you are taking with them water or food, for they need a small handy backpack, bag slung over his shoulder does not fit, because it will interfere with the ascent. Hands should be free, so no umbrellas, in extreme cases, you can take Trekking poles or a solid stick. Camera (video) on the neck or in the inner jacket pocket. Good to stock some of the clothes for changing after returning from a rock, I assure you, come back wet, if not from rain, sweat.

 What surprised tourist Norway? Part 7. Through the clouds on the rock Pulpitis Rock. The route of ascent preparations are finished, go to the summit. Go from the parking begins broad stony path winding among the pines. After half a mile the first plateau, offering a wonderful view of the mountain lake and the valley. Under the stunted pines are tables and benches. It was the last time you can rest and look again at the scheme rise - is there enough strength in front of more than 3 kilometers, but the real difficulty has not yet begun. But hardly anyone here is, after all the fun ahead.

The rise continues. Mostly trail virtually disappears among the rock streams, and only painted red rare icons in the form of the letter "T" indicates that you are on the right track. And in front of a stunning natural object - mountain bog, through which laid this causeway. Here's the easiest part of the trip. Under the feet bend and squelching bog muck of the board and on the sides of the present Belarusian Polesie, only towering cliffs along the edges of marshes are reminded that you are in the Norwegian mountains.

On the long causeway can be seen that want to conquer the legendary rock is not so little. Who here just do not see: the ancient and old men with Trekking poles going in search of a second youth, and a young couple carrying a special backpacks cheerfully calling out children, and a group of Norwegians concentrated, followed by huge dogs, who have strapped on the backs of solid trunks with products and fun screaming Koreans who had already applied to a cherished bottle.

 What surprised tourist Norway? Part 7. Through the clouds on the rock Pulpitis Rock. The way the rock is not easy, but the marsh ends and begins a steep rise over the wet boulders, between which flow feeding marsh creeks. Finally, and the next plateau. Among the moss-covered boulders - small lake, which reflect the sky. If weather permits, then swim in them - a pleasure. The water, surprisingly, not too cold, because the lake is fed by melted snow and spring rains.

It starts with the next rise, and your gaze offers brilliant silver Liseford, that's why its name means "bright fjord". Kind of amazing, but the main thing is still to come. Mostly narrow trail is practically at the edge of the cliff, view down - not for the faint of heart. However, in the most dangerous places are made narrow decks, and from the cliff instead of a metal railing tight rope.

 What surprised tourist Norway? Part 7. Through the clouds on the rock Pulpitis Rock. Mountain Lake And then, finally, the famous Pulpitis Rock, overlooking the fjord. Typically, the path to it takes about one and a half hours. There were no barriers, no prohibition tablets. If the nerves are strong, sit on the edge of the precipice, and his legs dangling over the 600-meter precipice, admire the pristine beauty.

When you're on a cliff note, almost passes through the middle of the crack, which over the years, slowly expanding. Perhaps, in time of the rock collapses into the fjord, raising a huge wave. So hurry to visit Pulpitis Rock, as he stands proudly over Lisefordom.

 What surprised tourist Norway? Part 7. Through the clouds on the rock Pulpitis Rock. Above - only the sky If you wish, you can still go higher, then kind of rock overhanging the fjord, will appear in all its glory. For great pictures is worth making.

The way down is no less difficult, but usually it go faster, despite the fatigue. At the parking provided for all that, after climbing could relax, there are even showers.

I am sure, climbing on the rock Pulpitis Rock will make a lasting impression on you and will be remembered for long.

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