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Mountaineer Intends to Return to Highlands

The German mountaineer who got lost on Eyjafjallajökull glacier and was rescued by a team of 150 specialized search and rescue mountaineers intends to go back to the Icelandic highlands in a few days.

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Eyjafjallajökull in April. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

After he was rescued yesterday morning the mountaineer was examined by a doctor. He was in good shape and did not need any further medical attention, according to Baldur Ólafsson, manager of ICE-SAR in the district. “He was wet and exhausted after his stay on the mountain, but otherwise fine,” said Ólafsson to Mbl.is and added: “He was unbelievably perky.”

The mountaineer intends to stay in Hella, a village in the South, for a few days before he heads back for further adventures in the highlands.

When the man was rescued the weather was extremely bad, high winds with blizzards. The rescue team’s journey back from the glacier was delayed because of the weather and difficult circumstances. Two superjeep driveshafts broke and six tires were wrecked.

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