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Ascent of Straumnes on 2006-07-03

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 3, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Straumnes
    Location:Iceland
    Elevation:1509 ft / 459 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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....
Pictures
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:148 ft / 45 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:148 ft / 45 m
    Route:Abandoned Road up Straumnes
    Start Trailhead:1361 ft / 414 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Hornstrandir '06 (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Kagrafell2006-07-021663 ft / 507 m
2Bæjarfjall2006-07-03 a1313 ft / 400 m
3Straumnes2006-07-03 b148 ft / 45 m
Total Trip Gain: 3124 ft / 952 m



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