Snæfellsjökull Climber's Log

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rgg

rgg - May 20, 2017 12:14 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2017

First summit in Iceland  Sucess!

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.

thomasalbrechtsen

thomasalbrechtsen - Dec 29, 2015 6:44 am Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2013

Great day on the mountain  Sucess!

Climbed it with a big group of people, guided by the Extreme Iceland mountainguides. We had fresh snow falling, but also some sunny glimpses.

markthejock

markthejock - Feb 20, 2012 4:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

A walk in the rain  Sucess!

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:(

puddlecruiser

puddlecruiser - Jul 18, 2010 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

Loose Rock on Summit Spire  Sucess!

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.

kovarpa

kovarpa - Jul 17, 2009 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

A quick hike  Sucess!

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.

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