Jacob’s Ladder in St. Helena is really one of the world’s longest and steepest ladders, according to my most recent update in September 2021. The British Overseas Territory of St. Helena is located in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Jacob’s Ladder is a well-known feature on the island, consisting of 699 steps that lead from Jamestown, St. Helena’s capital, up the mountainside to Ladder Hill Fort. It was constructed in the early 1800s to expedite the movement of goods and personnel to the fort, which served as a key site for the island’s defense.
The stairway is a famous tourist and local attraction, providing panoramic views of the island and the surrounding seas as a reward for those who make the difficult climb.
Please keep in mind that developments or new stairs may have been erected since my last update, so it’s always a good idea to check for the most up-to-date information.