Ascent of Straumnes on 2006-07-03
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, July 3, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1509 ft / 459 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked this one with Bæjarfjall. The remains of the old radar station are still standing, though most of the roofs are gone. I actually met some old guys a few weeks later who visited this site the weekend after I did. They were in Iceland because the base was closing and wanted to see their old home one last time. The view from the top is unbeatable on a clear day. The trouble is finding a clear day in this part of Iceland!
Here are pictures from my 4 day trip to Hornstrandir. Of note: The camera had battery issues, so the date stamp in the bottom corner reset to 1/1/2002 every time I took the batteries out. Anyway, the pictures were taken in July, 2006....
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||148 ft / 45 m|
| Gain on way in:||148 ft / 45 m|
| Route:||Abandoned Road up Straumnes|
| Start Trailhead:||1361 ft / 414 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Hornstrandir '06 (3 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3124 ft / 952 m
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