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This famous Jamestown landmark is a challenging climb and the record set in 2011 by a Scotsman still stands. Don't try sliding down in the traditional fashion with legs draped over the rails, and watch for users going the other way!
699 stairs to the top of Jacob's Ladder, a hard climb. Probably even worse coming down unless you can find a helpful local to demonstrate how you slide down the stairs! There are good views from the top.
Great experience, especially if you pace yourself on the way up. I'm not wonderful with heights, but I managed fine. Coming down was somehow more difficult as it's harder on the knees. I am not super-fit, but I do walk a lot, so I have...More
Climbing 699 steps might seem easy, but it is not! You should be in good shape and need to remember that once you start, there is no way out, so u either keep going up or down.
My husband went up in 20 minutes and...More
A visit to St Helena wouldn't be a proper visit without a walk up Jacob's Ladder! Situated in Jamestown, near the harbour and right close to the new Mantis Hotel, there are 699 steps (a bit deeper than normal steps). It's tough going, but the...More