Ascent of Hrafntinnusker on 2009-08-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 4, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3743 ft / 1140 m|
Ascent Trip ReportProbably 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|
| Gain on way in:||1774 ft / 540 m|
| Route:||Laugavegur - Southbound|
| Start Trailhead:||1969 ft / 600 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Laugavegur '09 (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2253 ft / 687 m
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