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Kerlingarfjöll

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Distance
5.22 mi
Elevation gain
3,071 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
3,107 ft
Max elevation
4,894 ft
TrailRank 
29
Min elevation
3,393 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
6 hours 44 minutes
Coordinates
906
Uploaded
April 22, 2008
Recorded
September 2006
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4,894 ft
3,393 ft
5.22 mi

near Ábær (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

The Kerlingarfjöll area constitutes the heavily eroded remains of an old volcano. After staying at the local cabin overnight we embarked on a circuit of the four peaks Fannborg, Snækollur, Snót and Loðmundur. The first three are very easy to ascend - the same cannot be said of Loðmundur. After making your way up a steep scree slope you eventually arrive at a fairly steep cliff face - composed of very loose and crumbly rock which tends to come away in your hands. The descent was of course every bit as exciting as the ascent. On the way back across the glacier we had to cross a number of open crevasses - I recommend tying up as we did.

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Waypoints

PictographSummit Altitude 4,780 ft

Fannborg

02-SEP-06 10:37:58

PictographCar park Altitude 3,530 ft

Kastali - parking lot

02-SEP-06 9:29:01

PictographSummit Altitude 4,724 ft

Loðmundur

02-SEP-06 13:16:34

PictographSummit Altitude 4,902 ft

Snækollur

02-SEP-06 11:02:48

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