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Prestahnjúkur

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Distance
2.73 mi
Elevation gain
2,119 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
2,149 ft
Max elevation
4,135 ft
TrailRank 
15
Min elevation
2,008 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
3 hours 55 minutes
Coordinates
471
Uploaded
July 17, 2008
Recorded
July 2008
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4,135 ft
2,008 ft
2.73 mi

near Gilsbakki, Myrasysla (Ísland)

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Itinerary description

After an abortive earlier attempt a couple of years ago (in winter - we got blown off the mountain!) we revisited Prestahnjúkur ("Priests' Peak") determined to succeed. The weather was wonderful and the ascent easy though yours truly has often been in better shape! Although we had tentatively considered the option of continuing to Geitlandsjökull we changed our minds about that due the lateness of the hour and laziness - most of us had bagged that icecap from the other direction anyway.
The rhyolite gives this mountain a very distinctive greyish/yellowish hue which even shows up in satellite photos - it looks fantastic.
The trail from the Kaldidalur road is pretty rough (4x4 only) and care must be taken in fording the river Geitá. Also, on the steep scree slopes groups should travel close to each other to avoid dislodged rocks hurting fellow travellers.

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Waypoints

PictographCar park Altitude 2,014 ft

Car

05-JUL-08 11:28:56

PictographPanorama Altitude 3,927 ft

Lunch

05-JUL-08 13:41:20 - 05-JUL-08 13:41:20

PictographSummit Altitude 4,134 ft

Summit 1

05-JUL-08 13:56:07

PictographSummit Altitude 4,114 ft

Summit 2

05-JUL-08 14:00:47

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