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Pulpit Rock Is Still One of The World's Scariest Landmarks

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | May 10, 2015

Pulpit Rock Is Still One of The World's Scariest Landmarks

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Pulpit Rock, or the natively known Preikestolen, is a rock formation that juts out with an accommodating flat surface nearly 2,000 feet above the ground, making it an insane vantage point for those who have the courage.

We are reacquainted with the formation thanks to Tom Scott who recently profiled the tourist attraction in a video, reminding all of us that Norway has a breathtaking and stomach-churning landmark all in one. 

The YouTube channel host hiked to an outcrop that Visit Norway states welcomes about 200,000 tourists a year.

What makes that figure so astounding is the inherent danger that comes with an attraction that invokes the need to sit precariously close to the edge for some people.

It’s not the kind of place you visit if you are afraid of heights. However, those with bravery in their backpack take the journey to one of the world’s most harrowing locations.

Pulpit Rock affords Scott a moment to opine on immortality and why humanity is so smitten with walking the figurative edge of death’s high wire.

It’s the kind of intriguing, albeit brief lecture that has come to define Scott’s popular channel.

Yet we can’t stop thinking about what it would take to get to the top ourselves. Courage, to be sure, is at the top of necessities.

However we do have some other information, like the following video that highlights the two-hour hike such a view mandates:

If that doesn’t satisfy your urge, Visit Norway continues with vital information that will help you on your way to sitting on what seems like the top of the world.

The website states, “Preikestolen lies above Lysefjorden, in the Ryfylke region. There are several ways to get to the Ryfylke region, depending on where you travel from.”

It does warn that there is only one way to the plateau overhang, which is to lace up the boots and hike to the rock under your own volition.

From there you can crawl near the edge and feel your stomach turn over and over from the sight.

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