Geography Education
985.5K views | +358 today
Scooped by Seth Dixon
onto Geography Education!

Hiking Preikestolen in Norway

Hiking to the top of Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) near Stavanger, Norway. An amazing and wondrous hike.

Seth Dixon's insight:

For the inner explorer in all of us, this is a geographic dream. Click here to read more about this fantastic climb from a National Geographic explorer

Tags: Europe, landforms, NationalGeographic, Norway.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:28 PM

Hiking the Preikestolen is another natural wonder. Beauty can be seen from all angles of this hike. From its clear blue waters, to its green trees. Hiking this land is a great way to get some fresh air and enjoy all that Norway has to offer. The topic of the rock has spectacular views that excite hikers.

James Hobson's curator insight, October 9, 2014 10:09 PM

(Europe topic 2)

This video offers a quick glimpse into one of the many natural wonders one can experience throughout Norway. What surprised me is the many striking similarities between Pulpit Rock and a place I have climbed called Artists Bluff in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Both are giant overhanging slabs of bedrock carved out by glaciers overlooking deep valleys and lakes. Both are also similar in composition (granite) and are tourist and photographer hotspots of their regions. Though obviously each offers its own experience, it is something to ponder how the geographies of locations thousands of miles apart can be so alike. Aside form physical geography, many separate regions throughout the world share language, tradition, and knowledge. So perhaps this offers a little insight into how things are a little less "foreign" than one might first expect.

Rachel Phillips's curator insight, May 7, 1:43 PM

This is absolutely amazing.  I think that through all of what we learn and all of what we see and hear in geography and even just in our everyday lives, we forget that places like this exist. Despite all of the disasters and disease and pollution we talk about, there are still beautiful places and it is our job to preserve those.

Geography Education
Global news with a spatial perspective:  Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography teachers and students.
Curated by Seth Dixon