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Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 20, 2010 - 11:32am PT
beautiful and frightening

Apr 20, 2010 - 11:46am PT
Jeepers! Beautiful pics. Thanks for passing them along, booky.

A long way from where I started
Apr 20, 2010 - 01:11pm PT
Bump for amazing photos

Trad climber
Apr 20, 2010 - 01:15pm PT

Thanks for postin' up!


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2010 - 01:25pm PT
There are some awesome shots there!

Apr 20, 2010 - 01:30pm PT
Wow... the last 3 pictures look like they came straight from a sci/fi movie.
Creepy yet very beatiful.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Apr 20, 2010 - 01:31pm PT
Cool back yard

Says coastal. Reminds me of Stinson Beach or Goat Rock. Elevated bench type environment, rock was formerly in the surf. The geology of Iceland is considerably different, so I am curious as to how this bog ole rock came to be sticking up in such a flat place....


Social climber
Apr 20, 2010 - 01:52pm PT
Thanks for posting the pix Mr Worm. The final three were particularily ....electrifying.

I'm glad the one farmer found the 2 horses; I can't imagine how hard it is on the farmers in that area dealing with livestock who could potentially be sickened by the eruption.

I recently watched a fabulous doc on Iceland in the series How the Earth Was Made. Here is a summary of the film:

Iceland is the largest and most fearsome volcanic island on the planet. Scouring the island for clues, HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE hunts for clues to the mystery of what powerful forces are ripping Iceland apart, and lighting its fiery volcanoes. Here lava rips huge tears in the ground and new islands are born from the waves. Yet Iceland has a history of being covered in, and carved by ice. Locked in a titanic battle, fire and ice collide as glaciers explode and cataclysmic floods decimate the landscape. But Iceland's volcanoes have had ramifications far beyond the shores of Iceland, causing climatic chaos and devastation across the planet; a fate which may one day happen again.

Oh and I bet that big erratic might'a been spat out of one of the volcanos to land there for them to build houses next to it.

Apr 20, 2010 - 02:04pm PT
Powerful and gorgeous. I'd love to go to Iceland sometime though.

Sport climber
Apr 20, 2010 - 02:30pm PT
Oh, I thought this was going to be pictures of ice climbing.



Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2010 - 11:47am PT
my sister-in-law's family is from iceland, but they're all city folk so the volcano is more of a nuisance and not a real danger


Trad climber
Apr 21, 2010 - 12:00pm PT
Stunning photos. Thanks.
lars johansen

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Apr 22, 2010 - 11:19pm PT
Bump for the great photos. Shared with family and friends and all were astounded.

Many thanks

Brian More

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Apr 22, 2010 - 11:35pm PT
Rad, rad , RAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 23, 2010 - 12:59am PT
Wow. WOW!

Trad climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 05:17am PT

Apr 23, 2010 - 07:21am PT
The volcano disrupted our trip to England to visit friends, but we couldn't help but feel as much in awe as disappointed.

These photos are amazing.

Is lightning common in volcanic ash clouds?

Social climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 09:29am PT
hey there say, bookworm, thanks for the share....

very hard to fathom the power in these things...
course, unless one is there... which is not the best place
to be... thus:

will sure be praying for folks...

oh my, DMT:
the horse, man, and yard, make one feel sad... :(

but thanks for sharing this, or we'd not know to
wish these folks well... and pray...


Trad climber
not very much, recently.
Apr 24, 2010 - 03:29pm PT
Some awesome photos in that link. I was going to post the link then did a quick search and found this thread.

The second photo in Dingus' post: that rock looks like it might have some routes on it, depending on rock quality. For sure it's got to be volcanic in origin. :-)

Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 28, 2010 - 05:59pm PT
Amazing photos - and more seem to have been added.
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