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speaking of heights, check this out...

BDx13 - 10-30-2007 at 12:25 PM

Preikestolen, near Stavanger, Norway.

It's this giant cliff that drops 2000 feet straight down to the fjord below. Just to clarify, that's just under a half mile. Straight down. No fence, no railing, no security.

Anyone been there? Would you go up?

Check out some of these photos:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=Preikestolen&m=text





newbreedbrian - 10-30-2007 at 02:09 PM

that's awesome. i love stuff like that. when i went to ireland, we checked out the Carrick-a-Reed bridge and the Giant's Causeway. Fucking top notch scenery there.

CR83 - 10-30-2007 at 02:20 PM

Yes, I'd go and YES, I'd be scared.

panzerkreuzer - 10-30-2007 at 02:28 PM

i would wet my pants ;)
but it looks amazing. didnīt they made a stunt for the last james bond movie there?

upyerbum - 10-30-2007 at 02:47 PM

GERONIMOOO0000oooooooo.......................

DAK - 10-30-2007 at 03:11 PM

I wouldn't go to the edge.

Muttley - 10-30-2007 at 03:27 PM

fuuuuuuuck.

jonnynewbreed - 10-30-2007 at 03:33 PM

I would throw pennys over the side.

BDx13 - 10-30-2007 at 03:38 PM

Here's your boy, chillin on the edge back in '95.
That was some shit I'll never forget.



bombidol - 10-30-2007 at 04:25 PM

id go to that

Siczine.com - 10-30-2007 at 04:29 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by BD
Here's your boy, chillin on the edge back in '95.
That was some shit I'll never forget.

How windy was it up there? That view is probably amazing.


DaveMoral - 10-30-2007 at 05:17 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Siczine.com
Quote:
Originally posted by BD
Here's your boy, chillin on the edge back in '95.
That was some shit I'll never forget.

How windy was it up there? That view is probably amazing.



Barely recognizable even. Damn Big D.

XHonusWagnerX - 10-30-2007 at 05:29 PM

Im not sure if I would even go up there, but I would DEFINITLY NOT go near the edge!

Discipline - 10-30-2007 at 05:52 PM

It'd be cool to check out the view from up there.

clevohardcore - 10-30-2007 at 11:15 PM

YOU ARE FUCKING INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


With those clothes you could have lost your balance or something. WOW! I still can't get over those pics. All of them. All have to say is over time that cliff was once a mountain. It broke off and fell apart. The rest could go at any moment.

clevohardcore - 10-30-2007 at 11:17 PM

Is there a count for how many have fallen?

defstarsteve - 10-30-2007 at 11:48 PM

what about base jumping or hang glideing off of that

BDx13 - 10-31-2007 at 01:04 AM

Siczine, it was definitely windy up there, but nowhere near what I expected it to be. not like it was hard to stand or anything.

Why do you say that, Dave? All the hair back then, or the 50 pounds I've put on since?! HAHA!!

Clevo, I didn't just roll out the edge and plop down on my ass. I crawled out. SLOWLY! Plus, what you can't see is that with my right hand I've got a firm grip on this little rock ledge that definitely aided in my confidence.

Steve, apparently people base jump from up there all the time. The brother of the guy I stayed with in Stavanger had done it a few times. From what he said, when you roll in to the parking lot (before the two hour hike out to the cliff) and start unloading all your gear, the park ranger that mans the area calls the police, but doesn't bother to try and stop you. The coppers just wait in boats for when you land and try to catch you then. He said depending on how many people are jumping, they have their own boats waiting to pick them up so that the cops have to spread out and can't persue everyone.


And yes, the view is absolutely amazing. I mean, literally breath taking. I distinctly remember thinking to myself something along the lines of, "this might be the strongest argument for the existence of a higher power that i've ever experienced."

The crazy thing was, looking down from that height, my brain couldn't precess things quite right - the tree tops below looked like a field of grass and it was hard to tell the difference between the birds flying and the boats sailing.

JawnDiablo - 10-31-2007 at 06:11 AM

amazing

gavin - 10-31-2007 at 08:42 AM

i would not go up there
no way
never
nope
m not happening

panzerkreuzer - 7-5-2014 at 05:48 AM

hey bd, do you remember your holidays there?
i visit stavanger in two weeks for about eight days. do you have tipps what i should visit?
i will definately visit the preikestolen and kjerag. and go to a local football match.

Six66Mike - 7-5-2014 at 06:01 AM

Geez look at all the old users in here.

Discipline - 7-5-2014 at 05:46 PM

A lot of old names. Weird.

BDx13 - 7-7-2014 at 01:10 PM

Quote: Originally posted by panzerkreuzer  
hey bd, do you remember your holidays there?
i visit stavanger in two weeks for about eight days. do you have tipps what i should visit?
i will definately visit the preikestolen and kjerag. and go to a local football match.


I don't remember many details about my time in Stavanger, despite being there for a month. I was just hanging with friends, skating and going to bars (even though I didn't drink, and all of which I'm sure are gone by now). Definitely add Sverd i fjell and Old Stavanger to your list, though. Can't wait for a full report!





Discipline - 7-7-2014 at 03:23 PM

Those massive swords are cool as hell. I'd love to see them up close.

CR83 - 7-7-2014 at 10:16 PM

I would love to be a tough guys and say yes I would go up but my honest opinion is I don't know if I'd go up and certainly wouldn't go to the edge. Great share BD.