Saturday, 2 May 2015

My Jacobs Ladder Challenge



Jacobs Ladder is a 699 step unevenly cut rock staircase dominating the sloping cliffs of Jamestown. The steps are around 30 centimeters high and the same wide.   

I used Jacobs Ladder frequently during my time at senior school.  It was the quickest way to get into Jamestown after school.

Yesterday, I wanted to prove to myself that many years later I could still do it!  

Anticipating the Climb
View from the bottom

One last chance to change my mind!

The ascend begins

Nearly half way

It's much steeper at the top

Yes I did it!!!

Looking back



All 699 steps were worth it for the view


A big thank you to my sister Glynis for capturing my exhilarating climb of Jacobs Ladder.

















8 comments:

  1. Sandy, you must have been letting yourself go with all this paradise living! I'm sure the Portsdown Hill power climb never would have made you look that knackered! Ha! Nice pink shoes though; I'm sure Nick would approve! Have a beautiful week! X

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    1. Hello Jim so much harder than Portsdown Hill! Need to do it a few more times before I return love Sandy xx

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  2. Hi Sandra WOW that view looked amazing from the top ! Glad to see you are keeping up the standards of keep fit attire ! x

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    1. Ha! Ha! Hope you are having fun. Love Sandra x

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  3. Lovely to see you keeping so fit Sandy, and sporting a somewhat designer perspiration! You go girl! Hugs
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    1. Hello Sharon it was a very hot afternoon x

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  4. Hi Sandy, who needs the gym to keep fit? !!! Hope you treated yourself to a nice cold drink after all that exercise! Love the pics and hope you're having a fab time xx

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    1. Hello Clare a cold drink indeed was needed after that climb! I am having a fab time thank you. Hope you are keeping well also. love Sandy xx

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