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rggFirst summit in Iceland  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2017


We checked the weather forecast frequently, and when it looked like the weather in the Snæfells peninsula would be decent and better than most other areas in Iceland, we decided to have a go at it.

The nearby camp site was still closed when we arrived late afternoon, so we camped wild low on the mountain. Next day the weather wasn't as good as we hoped: mostly dry, some drizzle, but clouds covering the mountain. We waited.

Next morning the skies looked brighter, and the cloud base was higher. We drove up to just above 400 m, east south east of the mountain, where a snow field blocked the road. A few hundred meters up the mountain we entered the clouds, with visibility dropping to less than 50 m. We went up by GPS, hoping for the best. And sure enough, right before reaching the summit structure, it opened up a bit.

On the summit clouds came and went, but we were rewarded with some wonderful summit views. And as the weather improved further, I got my first sunburn in Iceland.
Posted May 20, 2017 12:14 am

thomasalbrechtsenGreat day on the mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2013


Climbed it with a big group of people, guided by the Extreme Iceland mountainguides. We had fresh snow falling, but also some sunny glimpses.
Posted Dec 29, 2015 6:44 am

markthejockA walk in the rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009


Climbed with Adam in rain which turned to snow as we approached the summit. The typical Icelandic weather continued for the rest of the day:(
Posted Feb 20, 2012 4:51 am

puddlecruiserLoose Rock on Summit Spire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


Climbed with two Danish girls I met in Reykjavik. The summit spire had extremely loose rock. I was starting small rock falls in my efforts to reach the true summit. Glacier gear was not necessary, as we followed the same route the snowmobiles travel.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 9:55 pm

kovarpaA quick hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


with Vendula, 3 hours up, 1.5 hours down, started at approx. 400 m a.s.l. Climbing the summit pinnacle with poles and stabilicers felt a little insecure but worked out fine.
Posted Jul 17, 2009 6:56 pm

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