Oldest Icelander to Conquer Everest

everest_wikiIcelandic mountaineer Ingólfur Geir Gissurarson made it up the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest at 8,848 meters, by the South East Ridge at 1 am Icelandic time last night. At 50, he is the fifth and oldest Icelander to make the climb.

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Urlauber von Eisberg gerettet

tourists_rescued_from_icebergVier Urlauber wurden am Wochenende von einem in der Gletscherlagune Fjallsárlón in Südost-Islands treibenden Eisberg gerettet. Fjallsárlón liegt etwas westlich der bekannteren Gletscherlagune Jökulsárlón.

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Iceland’s Highest Peak Popular

hvannadalshnjukur-climbers_psTrips to the top of Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur (aka Hvannadalshnúkur), have proven popular this year, according to Icelandic Mountain Guides. Hvannadalshnjúkur is a peak on Öræfajökull in South Iceland measuring 2,109 meters in height.

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