• Norway's news in English
 
app_header_v3

Photo: Baby cliff edge shocker in Norway

NTB/The Local · 15 Sep 2014, 00:01

Published: 15 Sep 2014 00:01 GMT+02:00

The man who took the picture was upset as he saw the shocking family scene on his way up the Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) in Forsand, South Norway. He witnessed the baby's parents and family photographing the baby crawling along the edge of a steep cliff with a drop of over 600 metres.

The hillwalker Fred Sirevåg, who was enjoying a walk up to the famous Norwegian plateau and viewpoint, said to NTB: “They let the baby crawl near the edge and they even walked back a few steps so that they could take pictures of the baby with Preikestolen in the background.”
 
Sirevåg was sitting at a safe distance from the edge of the cliff and took a picture of the incidence on a mountain ledge.
 
He said: “I think it was very creepy. The baby could have fallen in any direction. I think it was very irresponsible.”
 
General manager of Stavanger Turistforening (Stavanger Tourist Association), Preben Falck, encouraged people to be careful on their trip to Preikestolen.
 
Falck said: “I have taken my children to Preikestolen and kept them at a safe distance away from the edge. All parents are different, but I wouldn't look after my children like that.”
 
Story continues below…
He added: “We cannot put up signs telling that parents should not put their children down near the edge. Nor do I think we should put up fences and secure the area. That would spoil the experience.”
 
The Pulpit Rock is the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, Southern Norway. It is 604 metres above the Lysefjord and is a flat mountain plateau, around 600 square metres. The plateau was historically known as Hyvlatånnå ("planed tooth").

For more news from Norway, join us on Facebook and Twitter.

NTB/The Local (news@thelocal.no)

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Norway to go after ‘asylum cheats’
Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Integration minister vows to revoke permits from those "who have fooled us".

Taking the environmental bite out of salmon fishing
Henri Lapeyrere, the CEO of Leroy France, points to the nets of Leroy's aquaculture salmon farm in Hitra Bay, west of Trondheim. Photo: Céline Serrat/AFP/Scanpix

The Norwegian salmon industry is trying to limit its environmental harm, but there's still a long way to go.

New 'idiotic' trend feared at Norway's Trolltunga
Swedish tourist Sarah Persson said the stunt was viewed by several other climbers. Photo: Sarah Persson

A photo of a dangerous stunt at the popular tourist attraction has tour guides worried that others will follow suit.

Norwegian kids are fourth fittest in the world
Norwegian children warm up for a kids' marathon in Oslo. Photo: Berit Roald / Scanpix

Norwegian kids have some of the highest level of aerobic fitness in the world, according to a recently-released international study.

Lithuania eyes Norway air defence deal amid Russia fears
Lithuania is looking at spending as much as €100 million on the NASAMS air-defence systems. Photo: Kongsberg Defence Systems

Norwegian anti-aircraft missile systems would address the defence gap on Nato's eastern flank.

Video
Fake Norway ‘apology’ video angers Israel
The video is a fake apology from the National Theatre of Norway. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

See the video that the Israeli Foreign Ministry wants "removed from every site" on the internet.

Trump an 'embarrassment' Springsteen tells Norway
Rock legend Bruce Springsteen interviewed by Fredrik Skavlan. Photo: SVT/Youtube

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has described Donald Trump as an embarrassment to the United States.

Oslo to hit drivers’ wallets to combat air pollution
The cancel wants to raise toll rates fivefold by this winter. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

The city council will quintuple road tolls on days with high levels of air pollution.

Freed hostage back in Norway after 'year in terror'
Sekkingstad addressed the Norwegian media in Oslo on Friday. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Kjartan Sekkingstad returned to Norway on Friday after a year of captivity in the Philippines.

New hijab discrimination case hits Norway
Model photo: Carina Johansen / NTB Scanpix

Officials in Oslo offered a young woman a job, but only if she would remove her headscarf.

Sponsored Article
Why you should learn to trade (and just how easy it is)
'I am so very happy and lucky to be alive': Freed Norwegian
International
'I am so very happy and lucky to be alive': Freed Norwegian
Society
Hijab discrimination: Praise, Nazi comparisons and conspiracy theories
Facebook thanks Norway PM after censorship row
Society
Facebook thanks Norway PM after censorship row
Expats say it's not just Norway's weather that's cold
Society
Expats say Norway is a cold place (and they don't mean the weather)
Sponsored Article
Gran Canaria: 'So much more than beaches'
National
323 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway
Frozen effect bringing 'too many tourists' to Norway
Travel
Frozen effect bringing 'too many tourists' to Norway
Norway's angel princess divorces novelist husband
Norway's angel princess divorces novelist husband
Norwegian motorist kills 19 reindeer in bloody collision
National
Norwegian motorist kills 19 reindeer in bloody collision
'Tick here please': Changing gender in Norway gets easier
Lifestyle
'Tick here please': Changing gender in Norway gets easier
Danish scientist: Mysterious 'blue blob' caused by weather
National
Danish scientist: Mysterious 'blue blob' caused by weather
Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes
Education
Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes
Norway's ‘biggest sovereignty concession’ to EU in years
National
Norway makes ‘biggest sovereignty concession’ to EU in years
Norway boosts defence against Russia threat
International
Norway boosts defence against Russia threat
FACT-CHECK: No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars
National
FACT-CHECK: No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars – yet
Norway aims to be climate-neutral by 2030
National
Norway aims to be climate-neutral by 2030
Migrant numbers plunge as Norway now 'less attractive'
National
Migrant numbers plunge as Norway now 'less attractive'
2,022
jobs available