Ascent of Hrafntinnusker on 2009-08-04

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:3743 ft / 1140 m

Ascent Trip Report

Probably the worst weather I have ever stood on a summit in (yes, worse than Mt. Washington, NH!). Very strong winds, heavy rain, and temperatures barely above freezing before factoring in wind chill. Miserable and wet. I camped just below the summit, near the Hrafntinnusker hut. I got so wet and cold overnight that I had to head back to Landmannalaugar the next day. Morgunblaðið reported that dozens of hikers needed to be rescued the day after I left this area. Good decision on my part, though I regretted it at the time. Solo.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1774 ft / 540 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1774 ft / 540 m
    Route:Laugavegur - Southbound
    Start Trailhead:1969 ft / 600 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Laugavegur '09 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Hrafntinnusker2009-08-041774 ft / 541 m
2Brennisteinsalda2009-08-05479 ft / 146 m
Total Trip Gain: 2253 ft / 687 m

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