Jacob's Ladder, Jamestown

One of the seven wonders of St. Helena, Jacob's Ladder connects the valley grounds to a fort on top of the hill. With a total of 699 steps, the steep stairway clambers up a rocky slope, with dizzying views of the sea and island. Once a mere rope ladder, today the repaired stairs each measure approximately 30 cm (11 inches) high and deep. Lighting at night makes it possible to climb at any time. Make Jacob's Ladder a part of your Jamestown vacation plans using our Jamestown attractions website .
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  • Satisfying to have climbed it but not for the unfit. After 100 steps you’ll think you’re mad to have attempted it, but you get a second wind. 600 (ok, 599) steps later you’ll be proud of yourself.  more »
  • At first glance, this Escalier is a challenge. But you have to be well trained to climb without health problems! 699 steps this prepares with a pause every 100 steps and drinking a lot of water. Avoid going down because it is very stressful for the knees etc.... Instead, make a small 50 of steps for the view and photos. And this to avoid a visit to Jamestown hospital!
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  • At the top nice Ladies from local Red Cross changing water for a small donation.
  • When visiting st Helena this is a bucket list item. The view is great, it's a step climb and there's no need to rush.
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