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Distance

1.21 mi

Elevation gain

1,535 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

92 ft

Max elevation

1,563 ft

Trailrank

24 4.3

Min elevation

51 ft

Trail type

One Way

Time

2 hours 9 minutes

Coordinates

250

Uploaded

April 3, 2008

Recorded

September 2006
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1,563 ft
51 ft
1.21 mi

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near Kvíabryggja, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)

Looking completely unscalable, Kirkjufell ("Church Mountain" - no doubt a reference to the mountain's cathedral-like shape) towers over the little fishing village of Grundarfjörður. Although it probably wouldn't pose much of a challenge to serious climber, ordinary punters (like us!) are glad to find fixed ropes at three particularly "vertically challenging" spots. The GPS track is probably not that accurate, reception isn't at it's best on such a steep slope. Even if the data were accurate I wouldn't recommend trying this ascent without a local guide (Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson took excellent care of us). For photos press the title ("Kirkjufell") in blue above.

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Kirkjufell

23-SEP-06 13:38:28 - 23-SEP-06 13:38:28

2 comments

  • AlexBataller Jul 29, 2017

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Easy, there are ropes at the top and you can climb to the top!

  • Photo of Leifur Hákonarson

    Leifur Hákonarson Jul 30, 2017

    Well, "easy" it may be - but it is still dangerous - three weeks ago a hiker fell to her death from near the top.

    I repeat - if you want to be SAFE, engage a guide.

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