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Jacob's Ladder

Jamestown, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Full-Day Trip to Mount Washington from Boston
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This narrow set of 399 steps is the only path out of the seaward end of Jamestown.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good28%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hard work” (7 reviews)
“half way” (5 reviews)
“hill road” (4 reviews)
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Jamestown, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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"hard work"
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"half way"
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"hill road"
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"steep climb"
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"lit up at night"
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"st helena"
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"super fit"
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"bottle of water"
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"coming down"
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"challenge"
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"steps"
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"certificate"
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"achievement"
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"legs"
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"exercise"
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"museum"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 12 April 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
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Reviewed 23 March 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
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Reviewed 16 March 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
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Reviewed 22 February 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
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Reviewed 9 January 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
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Reviewed 27 December 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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Reviewed 20 December 2017

It's 699 steps at an average of 11" each riser from the bottom to the top !! Its a great place to get fit or even fitter as you climb up to the Signal Post at the top. The locals have a neat way of...More

1  Thank Havhest
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Jacob's Ladder will not fail to impress. It's the first thing to do on most visitors list and will leave you breathless only a third of the way up! It's lit at night making this a tempting challenge at any time of day or night,...More

Thank Cutawaycamo
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Impressive point of view by day or by night! You can hear the town whispering ! A good exercice also. I was dropped at the top at the end of a intense hiking day, so just had to climb down... oh my knees ! but...More

Thank CAWED
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