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Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

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Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

We have booked a trip to stavenger from the 28th of march til the 1st of april this year to climb pulpit rock and kjeragbolten but want to know if its open all year round and safe to climb at that time?

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1. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

Hiking trails in Norway are never open or closed, they may be possible, not recommended or impossible at different times of the year. For Easter 2013 Pulpit Rock is possible, Kjerag is definitely impossible.

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2. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

Hiking trails are never closed, but weather/climatic conditions can prevent you from actually carry through with the hikes. Late March is out of season, but there may be a possibility to do Pulpit Rock as transport from Stavanger to the tailhead is being arranged during the Easter holidays. As for Kjerag, that is a different kettle of fish and March will be too early as the road to the tailhead will not yet be open.

Please also see previous and recent topic

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3. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

Please do not go hiking in the mountains in the winter time without checking the weather forecast and consulting locals. Almost every year tourists try to hike the Pulpit Rock and they get "surprised" by bad weather and very expensive rescue is initiated looking for the person(s) missing.

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4. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

For Pulpit rock see: http://www.visitnorway.com/preikestolen

However ignore the words 'well prepared track'. This is a rough track with many boulder steps. You will have to carry water and food for the whole day. The times suggested are not generous! You might need more time unless you are fit and fast. Don't rely on a good weather forecast - be prepared for sudden changes in weather.

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5. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

An article in the paper today - Pulpit Rock not recommended at present as very slippery and dangerous.

nrk.no/nyheter/…1.10956807

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6. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

Hi,

I too have a question about Pulpit rock hike.

How about the bus from Tau to Pulpit rock cabin, does it work all year round ?

This link says tours open from May 18th tidereiser.com/Timetables-hike-pulpitrock…

Route 1&2: Available daily on weekdays from May 18th to September 15th

Is it necessary to take this tour to hike the rock ? or can be done independently ?

Also does Stavanger to Tau ferry need to be prebooked ? How much time does it take from bus terminal to catch the ferry to Tau.

thx

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7. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

The "tour" is public transport arranged in season. Outside the season you will need a car, the same goes for any "independent" travel - you will need a a car.

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8. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

Thx Iver, I just found out from Tide that the tour will open late this year as the track is full of ice and weather extreme. thx for your help.

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9. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

Hello, just wanted to ask - we were thinking of climbing Kjeragbolten in early October. We had originally planned to go this weekend but rain is predicted for the entire time we are there! Will early Oct be OK to climb or like March, not recommended?

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10. Re: Kjeragbolten and pulpit rock

Weather looks fine Wednesday and Thursday, but as always weather in Norway is unpredictable: yr.no/place/…long.html

Season for Kjeragbolten is June through September: http://www.ryfylke.com/en/Product/?TLp=468971