A relative forwarded me a powerpoint presentation outlining the hike all the way to the top of Pulpit Rock in Norway. Pulpit Rock is 600 meters above the f jord lysef jordan and to get there is not a “climbers Dream”. I though the PP presentation was interesting enough to look up further information about the composition and what minerals are present.
The sheer cliff-face is made up of granite with orthoclase and plagioclase feldspars, quartz, hornblende, biotite, muscovite and minor accessory minerals, like magnetite, garnet, zircon and apatite. Ordinary granite always contains a small amount of plagioclase. The rock itself is sharp-angled as if sliced with a knife, with a wide crack created when the Lysefjordbreen glacier melted 10,000 years ago and the enormous pressure on the granite was lifted.
I think this be a fun and scenic hike that i would like to accomplish one day. Take a look at the power point….