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It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

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Stavanger, Norway
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It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

On one of the darkest and stormy days of the year 3 foreign tourists have tried hiking to the Pulpit Rock. Unfortunately one of them is missing and a risky search and rescue operation has started involving the police and volunteers. We cannot say it often enough on this forum, please respect the recommended season and always check with locals before going into the mountains. aftenbladet.no/nyheter/….Ur3Upn-9KSM

Fingers crossed everyone involved get home safe tonight.

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1. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

Police reports he has been found - cold and exhausted, and not equipped for mountain activities even in nice weather conditions. He is well, and brought down from the mountain. Weather conditions described as extreme.

Edited: 27 December 2013, 22:08
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2. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

Well done of the rescuers! I hope he thanked them for saving his life...

This video speaks for itself (in English): http://tinyurl.com/qgu8dxn

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3. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

It ended happily this time. But let this young mans experience be a warning to all those unexperienced who think the hike to the Pultit Rock is like a walk in the park. Dont try it outside season.

Edited: 29 December 2013, 15:33
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4. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

Supplementary on safety in off-season:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g190511-i2080-k717…

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5. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

and again - tourists lost in bad weather and rescue teams including helicopters out

bt.no/nyheter/….UxpCYPmHiSo

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6. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

Instead of simply blaming foolish tourists I think Norwegians should consider their own role in these events by promoting Preikestolen as a 'must see' tourist destination.

Norwegians learn about nature and how to live (or survive) in it from birth and they take this knowledge for granted. Too often they don't realise or understand how little knowledge and experience of nature visitors to their country have. Putting some prominent warning signs in many different languages at the start of the trail would be helpful.

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7. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

According to one earlier poster there are now warning signs. Bumping this question is another way to warn, it is not a way to blame foolish tourists. How to deal with these issues I think are better discussed with the Norwegian tourist authroities.

Edited: 08 March 2014, 11:12
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8. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

Norsc has a point, and in this forum we do our best to give visitors a robust understanding of Norwegian outdoor. Still, there is no way that all possible dangers in the Norwegian outdoors can be controlled by signs and fences. The pulpit rock is of course very popular (with good reason), but many dangerous situations occur along waterfalls, at glaciers, and in particular along the coast.

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9. Re: It has happened again - Pulpit Rock outside the season

There are now safe guided tours in winter.

www.preikestolenfjellstue.no/activity.php…

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