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Five Memorable Times on the Kjeragbolten Rock in Norway

The Kjeragbolten rock is located on Mount Kjerag in Norway and is on many hikers bucket lists to visit. The rock itself is a five-cubic-metre glacial deposit wedged in a chimney.

It’s easy to hike to the famous boulder, which is suspended above a 984-metre drop to the bottom. And many people go there just for the photo-op.

The boulder is located just southwest of the village of Lysebotn, just south of the Lysefjorden.

Over the years, there have been a number of times the boulder has had attention. Here are a few the boulder has gone viral

Matt Harding

Matt Harding became an internet sensation in 2006 with this video. At 3:43, he’s seen dancing on the boulder and it created a buzz that had many people booking tickets to reenact the stunt.

Kenny Belaey Bike

Kenny Belaey is multiple mountainbike Trials UCI World Champion who dropped onto the suspended rock from two metres up and was able to stop his trials bike dead on the landing space.

Eskil Rønningsbakken

And finally we have Eskil Rønningsbakken, a mid-30-year-old Norwegian who travels the world looking for dangerous places to perform random balancing acts on.

He once suspending himself like a human flag over a 300-metre waterfall.

Here he is balancing on a chair on a pole on the Kjeragbolten Boulder.

Eskil Rønningsbakken on the Kjeragbolten Boulder

How to Climb It

A few years ago, Lacie Gregson published a video that demonstrated how to get onto the boulder.

“We want everyone to know what to expect and what the easiest path is to get out onto that rock.”

Near Handstand Miss

In 2011, a visitor attempted a handstand and almost blew it, which would have ended badly.