Record number of rescue missions at Preikestolen

PREKESTOLEN , Lysefjorden .Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / SCANPIX

There have been several more rescue operations at Preikestolen in Rogaland so far this year than it was during the whole of last year. The bad summer weather is to blame.

Preikestolen is a popular tourist destination during the summer season. And this year, this means extra work for Norwegian Rescue service.

So far this year, the humanitarian organization has been on 74 rescue operations in the area around the mountain plateau. That is 14 more missions than last year, according to NRK. The increased amount of operations is due to the fact that many hikers are not well prepared for bad weather.

We see an increase in connection with bad weather, says Emergency Manager Arne Alsvik in Norwegian Rescue .

Norwegian Rescue states that they have had the most assignments in Lysefjord.

The Pulpit is a magnet, because that is where people are flocking, says Alsvik.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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