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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 5, 2014 - 04:46pm PT
Bump.

these showed up in Yahoo news today.
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/infrared-iceland-1404319488-slideshow/
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 6, 2014 - 12:57am PT
Here are some pics of climbing, hiking and caving in Iceland

Winter ascent of Mt. Esja, Iceland.

Jakob hunkering down out of the wind below the buttress of Esja during...
Jakob hunkering down out of the wind below the buttress of Esja during a winter ascent
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Jakob climbing the ledges on the Esja buttress during a winter ascent
Jakob climbing the ledges on the Esja buttress during a winter ascent
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Summit plateau, Mt. Esja, Iceland, during the winter
Summit plateau, Mt. Esja, Iceland, during the winter
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Caving is Iceland (more than a decade ago...)

The Icelandic landscape
The Icelandic landscape
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
A cave entrance in Iceland
A cave entrance in Iceland
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Sierra Ledge Rat at a cave entrance
Sierra Ledge Rat at a cave entrance
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Pahoehoe lava on the surface of a cave
Pahoehoe lava on the surface of a cave
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Inside Surtshellir Cave
Inside Surtshellir Cave
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Inside an Iceland cave
Inside an Iceland cave
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Swimming in a 104-degree spring inside of a cave in Iceland, up in the...
Swimming in a 104-degree spring inside of a cave in Iceland, up in the north near Lake Myvatn
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Going for winter hike in Iceland

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 6, 2014 - 02:43am PT

Awesome photos from the Saga island...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 23, 2014 - 12:47am PT

Reykjavik
Reykjavik
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 23, 2014 - 05:43am PT
hey there say, sierra ledge rat...

wow and wow, again... thanks for the neat share...

thanks for also, adding in here, marlow...

say, and good morning to all you guys, :)
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Aug 23, 2014 - 06:23am PT
Mother Nature at work. That photographer does some nice work too!

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. :-)

Eric

Definitely some routes on that rock. Wish it was on my farm....
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 23, 2014 - 08:20am PT
Bluering: I would say: Likely not. Erosion remanent of weakly consolidated lava flow = loose!

Anyway, drove last summer along some of Highway 1 (which circumnavigates this beautyful Island:









Michael
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 23, 2014 - 08:26am PT
- and a few more:















Michael

P.S. Iceland and the volcano Bįršarbunga is apperantly rumbling...! Hopefully it will either blow off now - or wait 2 months; I am travelling to The Valley for the AAC meeting in October, and cannot face cancellations as in 2010...!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 23, 2014 - 02:03pm PT
Icelandic bumpworthy thread!!
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