Talk:Preikestolen

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POV[edit]

Not sure if you wikipedians would call this a neutral point of view problem or in need of wikifying, but this article sure aint objective. examples: -"To experience its majesty, hike up to it!" and "Once you reach the top you are rewarded twice. Once with the amazing view. A second time knowing you have made it. The only thing left is to get back down.". Reads more like a travel brochure than a factual overview of the place. I'm not sure what wikepedia policy sugest in this kind of situations, but I'dd guessed I could at least report it.

Uncited stuff and citations needed[edit]

To date (2008) no safety ledge has been constructed on the edges of the cliff despite the great danger, in order to preserve the natural beauty of the cliff. There is no record of anyone falling over the side of the cliff accidentally, but there have been several deaths due to suicide.

I moved the above paragraph from the article to here because (1) there are no cites, (2) the only references I found were derivatives of this article. I looked at the external links and googled a little further but found nothing. Please reinsert whichever parts can be cited. -84user (talk) 22:26, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

http://home.online.no/~guse/Folkehjelpen/statistikk.htm
Three officially confirmed suicides since 2000. Any other deaths seem to be a result of basejumping gone wrong. Gaukator (talk) 21:43, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

"A granite sculpture of the cliff is erected in Forsand's twin town, Langeskov in Denmark." I believe you mean to say, 'was erected'. The use of the word 'is' is the incorrect past perfect tense, and also gives this sentence a subtle sexual double-entendre. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.92.14.172 (talk) 11:37, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Lots of Norway-related pages have such grammatical problems, and also POV stuff as in the previous section; more attention from native-language English speakers is needed....Skookum1 (talk) 19:08, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

translation of Hyvlatonnå please[edit]

Nice to have the local name - but what's it mean?Skookum1 (talk) 19:08, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

June 2011[edit]

There has been at least one death on the climb up. When you get close to the top, there is an area that was very narrow and precarious. A young man fell here and a wooden bridge/path was built in his honor. His picture is still on the side of the bridge. This is the area where there is now a chain bolted to BOTH sides of the path for your hands to hold on to, and the wooden path. Be careful of the wood as it gets very slippery when wet.

The rocks going up and down can be very slippery. There are a LOT of rocks.

This Norwegian Hike should be considered as mountain climbing for 99% of Americans. It is actually a 10 KM hike up and a 10 KM hike back. This is a seriously steep climb in three places. The final edge to get around to get to Pulpit Rock is a mere 4 inches wide and is crossed one person at a time. Luckily, about five feet below this is an area that you can fall to and not plunge to your death.

With proper fitness and footgear the climb is easily done in under two hours. I actually saw several people that obviously decided that signs were not meant for them. I saw one pair of flip flops(Man), one pair of raised heals(woman), and five pairs of slippery ballet style shoes(women). This was when I descending and was actually looking at people's footwear once I knew what to expect.

end of June 2011[edit]