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This narrow set of 399 steps is the only path out of the seaward end of Jamestown.
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Jamestown, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

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!

Thank AlistairBurrow
Reviewed July 29, 2018

If you go up very relaxed then it isn't to hard ... the way down is even more painful. Its just an amazing view on top !!!

Thank Sven L
Reviewed July 11, 2018

For sportive ! Amazing view on the top! A challenge to do with friends. Don't forget camera and water ...

Thank Isabelle D
Reviewed May 22, 2018

climbed the ladder with my 3 sisters. an awesome experience. took our time going up and down and enjoyed the views. sooo beautiful.

Thank wonitap
Reviewed April 12, 2018

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.

2  Thank travellerX49
Reviewed March 23, 2018

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

3  Thank Shirley M
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

A steep climb, but worthy view from the top. Gorgeous bay holding local yachts and fishing ships. Unique to st Helena, Jacob’s Ladder is a feature of the historical island that can not be missed.

1  Thank TheDiamondWorks
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Built in 1800s to move goods and stuff from Jamestown to the barrack by mules. It got 699 steps a bit " un even". You will get a certificate if you complete the climb from the museum below

1  Thank Zeddy66
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Beatriz O
Reviewed December 27, 2017

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

Thank AlisonT342
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