Summit in Iceland!

It took more than 2,000 meters of climbing — and about 25 kilometers of mountain distance traveled — but on Saturday, May 30, I made it to the high point in Iceland. No, this was not Eyjafjallajokull, the disruptive ash-spewing volcano near the country’s southern coast. But Hvannadalshnúkur, the island’s high point at 6,922 feet, was an exciting endeavor in itself. A full report is coming soon. For now, here are a few images from the climb. —Stephen Regenold

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Icelandic climber, hair wet from thick fog

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Small crevasse on the climb

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Sun dog rainbow in the fog

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Traffic jam of Icelandic climbers

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Long snowfield climb

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Ice-ax-induced puncture

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Approaching the summit

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Glenn on top

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Gear Junkie on top, jumping for joy

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Coming off the summit ridge

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Hike down and back to the trailhead

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