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Drone video follows a group of hikers to the summit of Eyjafjallajökull glacier

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  • Ascending the glacier The entire hike took 9 hours. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

Last week a group of 30 local hikers conquered the summit of Eyjafjallajökull glacier in South Iceland on mountain skis. After having conquered the top of the 1,666 m (x ft) glacier the group skied down its slopes. 

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Ólafur Már Björnsson, who captured the entire trip on video with the help of an aerial drone, told the local newspaper Morgunblaðið that most of the nine hour long hike was spent on the way up. Climbing the glacier on skis is no slower than regular hiking he explained, "We are quick to descend, but it takes us as long to ascend as regular hikers."

You can follow the group on its trek in the video below:

Eyjafjallajökull ´17 from Olafur Mar Bjornsson on Vimeo.

 

 

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