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Ascent of Breiðafell on 2009-07-28

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Breiðafell
    Location:Iceland
    Elevation:723 m / 2375 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked this one from my friend Bjössi's house at sea level in Hnífsdalur. Original goal was Kistufell about 3km to the west, but low-hanging clouds and heavy fog prevented me from seeing a safe route up Kistufell. Hiked up Breiðafell instead. Steep scree most of the way. Wandered around the summit plateau in the fog for quite a while looking for the high point. Finally found it. Compass skills got me back to the exact spot where I ascended. I had my friend Bjössi's black Labrador retriever (name - Annubis) with me. Windy and foggy on the summit!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:723 m / 2375 ft
    Route:From Hnífsdalur
    Trailhead:0 m / 0 ft



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