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Hvannadalshnjukur from Sandfell, May 2020

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Trail stats

Distance
16.32 mi
Elevation gain
7,356 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
7,356 ft
Max elevation
6,950 ft
TrailRank 
36
Min elevation
317 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
14 hours 40 minutes
Coordinates
4238
Uploaded
May 19, 2020
Recorded
May 2020
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near Fagurhólsmýri, Austurland (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

Hike took over 14hrs, most of the groups starts at 4am, we wanted to skip traffic and started at 3am, 6 other groups went to the top on the same day. There are few disadvantages of being first, one of them is that you need to make path in the snow, first person on the line had snowshoes which made it easier and less annoying, second more important are crevasses, our group felt into 6 of them, first 5 only with one leg and into 6th (006) our friend went down with both legs up to the hip but managed to get out by him self. Crevasses that are marked on map are covering with those viable on satellite map. Glacier starts from 1100m at the beginning you follow visible path and line up in place simply called "rock" (steinn)

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,765 ft

001 crevasse

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,880 ft

002 crevasse

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,132 ft

003 crevasse

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,102 ft

004 crevasse

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,620 ft

005 crevasse

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,625 ft
Photo of006 crevasse (Alex hole)

006 crevasse (Alex hole)

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,639 ft

Rock, rope up

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,940 ft

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