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Oldest Icelander to Conquer Everest

Icelandic 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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The final stage of the climb took eight hours and after a short break on the summit Ingólfur moved back down the mountain, visir.is reports.

Another Icelander, Leifur Örn Gissurarson, is currently making his way up Everest and plans to reach the summit on Thursday and be the first Icelander to do so by the North Face from Tibet.


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