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Witch's Finger

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Otherwise known as the witch's finger...This freestanding basalt monolith is said to have been climbed only once, and the story goes like this (only with the internet could you find stuff like this!):..Frederick VII of Denmark visited the Faroe Islands in 1844, and a man climbed the Witch's finger so that he could wave to the King as he sailed past. Later, when the man had come down, he realized that he had left one of his gloves on the top of the rock, so decided to climb it again. On his way to the top he fell and died. ..Pretty grim story really. Impressive geology though. (Photo by Andrew Tobin www.slikimages.com)
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Otherwise known as the witch's finger...This freestanding basalt monolith is said to have been climbed only once, and the story goes like this (only with the internet could you find stuff like this!):..Frederick VII of Denmark visited the Faroe Islands in 1844, and a man climbed the Witch's finger so that he could wave to the King as he sailed past. Later, when the man had come down, he realized that he had left one of his gloves on the top of the rock, so decided to climb it again. On his way to the top he fell and died. ..Pretty grim story really. Impressive geology though. (Photo by Andrew Tobin www.slikimages.com)