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Three Hundred Avalanche Guards Installed Around Ísafjörður

By Larissa Kyzer

Photo: Avalanche guards.

Over 300 avalanche guards have been installed throughout Skutulsfjörður in the Westfjords, RÚV reports, including many that were transported atop Mt. Kubbi, which overlooks the town of Ísafjörður, by helicopter.

Mt. Kubbi has a total of 332 caves on its slopes, which makes it particularly at risk of avalanches. The avalanche guards, each of which is 100 to 350 metres tall, will be fastened to the side of the mountain via bore holes. It has taken two summers for teams of eight to eighteen labourers from Lithuania to install the guards, which is very good time for a project of this scope.

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