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Flørli stairs – 4444 steps

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The Flørli Power Station is a hydroelectric power station located on the shores of Lysefjord in the municipality Forsand in Rogaland, Norway.

Though decommissioned in 1999, you can still climb the wooden stairway with 4,444 steps.  The longest wooden staircase in the world.

Some call this adventure Flørli 4444

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There are longer staircases in the world. Highest is the service stairway for the Niesenbahn funicular railway near SpiezSwitzerland, with 11,674 steps. But that one is only open to the public one day a year.

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35 great hikes in Peru

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This list was posted by CareerGappers who certainly haven’t hiked them all.

On the other hand, it’s quite good. We’ve bolded the best of the best.

35 best hikes and essential tips

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Huayhuash

related – our PERU – Central Andes TOP 10 BestHike information pages:

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15 Best Hikes in Patagonia

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Steph Dyson @worldlyadventur is a writer, guidebook author & blogger. Author of Chile @MoonGuides, and Peru @RoughGuides.

Here’s her list of Patagonian BestHikes you can do independently.

We’ve bolded the best of the best.

The 15 Best Hikes in Patagonia that You Can Do Without a Guide

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Huemul Route

Related – our information pages:

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documentary – Nomad women migrating in Mongolia

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Marinel Malvar de Jesus is a Filipina American lawyer who decided to leave that world to set up her own trekking company Peak Explorations.

She relocated to Peru. And is currently in Mongolia for the COVID-19 lockdown.

She was there working on a documentary about a group of nomad Kazakh women making a camel trek through the Altai Mountains.

“We Are Nomads is a film about celebrating the relevance and history of women in the adventure and outdoor spaces. …

It will play during a film festival May 30-June 1, 2020.

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Trans-Catalina Trail, California

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As I post the current operation system of Mac computers is called Catalina.

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… only 27 miles off the coast of southern California.

Though Catalina is a short 90 minute boat ride away, it feels like another world. There are two small, quaint towns on the island — Avalon and Two Harbors — and the remainder of the island is primarily wilderness managed by the Catalina Island Conservancy.

The 37.2 mile Trans-Catalina Trail traverses the entire island, from Avalon on the eastern tip to Starlight beach at the western end.

Of course, once you get to the end, you’ve still got to hike back to Two Harbors to catch a boat back to the mainland. This adds another nine miles, making the total mileage a bit over 46 miles — perfect for a long weekend backpack getaway. …

SoCal Hiker – Trans-Catalina Trail

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hiking Hampta Pass, India

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Best months June, July, August, September.

A BIG plus for me is the short 19 km drive (45 mins) to get to the trailhead from Manali.

Hamta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270 m (14039 ft) on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. …

Beyond Hamta Pass, trekkers can choose to extend their trek towards the beautiful Chandrataal lake. …

The nearest hub is Manali, in Himachal Pradesh.

Details.

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BestHike.com Information pages

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Locked down for COVID-19, we’ve had time to do some housekeeping / updating on our dozens of BestHike information pages

Any hiker visiting this page for the first time should start with our top 10 lists.

Top-10The West Coast Trail in Canada is our #1 hike in the world, for example.

Harder Ridge, Switzerland, our #1 day hike.

We feel the best hiking destination anywhere is  New Zealand.  Particularly right now.

Information pages are detailed descriptions for those planning a future hiking holiday.

We’ve just added a Norway hiking information page, for example:

Besseggen Ridge

Reinebringen, Lofoten

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And we’ve added a Turkey information page:

Carian Trails

Göreme

Lycian Way

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