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Esjufjöll

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Distance
22.62 mi
Elevation gain
2,769 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
2,808 ft
Max elevation
2,393 ft
TrailRank 
22
Min elevation
112 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
2 days 3 hours 53 minutes
Coordinates
998
Uploaded
January 13, 2008
Recorded
March 2005
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2,393 ft
112 ft
22.62 mi

near Knappavellir, IS.06 (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

An interesting trip to say the least. This was one of my first cross-country skiing trips and a real eye-opener! On the upward journey it rained constantly and the glacier's surface was covered with a few inches of water at lower elevations, then volcanic ash (very abrasive!) higher up. On the way down conditions were a little better - at least I managed to work up enough speed to do a headlong dive into a big pool of standing water - where I practically drowned before being rescued by my fellow travellers.
If you want to use this track then note that this journey takes you across a heavily crevassed glacier - a route that was safe when we were there need not be safe today ...

Waypoints

PictographCar park Altitude 830 ft

Car

PictographMountain hut Altitude 2,277 ft

Esjufjöll

JÖRFÍ lodge - LOCKED, keys at Glaciological Society in Reykjavik. - JÖRFÍ lodge - LOCKED, keys at Glaciological Society in Reykjavik.

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