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Hvannadalshnjúkur 08.05.2011

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Distance
15.57 mi
Elevation gain
7,461 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
7,346 ft
Max elevation
6,982 ft
TrailRank 
39
Min elevation
347 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
13 hours 58 minutes
Coordinates
5940
Uploaded
May 9, 2011
Recorded
May 2011
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6,982 ft
347 ft
15.57 mi

near Sandfell, Austurland (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

We were a group of 22 from travelling party GoWest that did Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur (2110 m.a.s.) on the morning of May 8th. Started hiking at 3:30 am. It was fog and temperature around 5-8°C. At appr. 600m ascending we came up from the fog and after that it was clear sky all the way up to the summit. Got temporary cloud there as we ascended the summit but when we got up there it cleared also and we got an excellent view all over. Wind was totally still all the way to 1900 m but kind of windy at the top. Conditions were all the best this day both with regards to mountaineering and the the group we were in. At 1120m we started to use line and we used crampoons for the summit itself (at appr. 1900m and onwards). Took us 9 hours to get to the summit and 5 hours back, total of 14 hours. Great trip and based on how good the conditions were I classify this as moderate for this trip only.

Comments  (2)

  • akshai1978 May 12, 2015

    Harald, thanks for the comprehensive information written above + your track points, as well. This is exactly what I was searching for.

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    Harald Jóhannesson May 12, 2015

    You´re welcome, just be careful, check the weather forecast www.vedur.is and report yourself and your plan to www.safetravel.is "just in case"
    Have fun!!
    Harald

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