The North and south poles are the last unspoiled areas on earth.
proARCTICA message, March 31, 2018
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Wim (on film) and Arnaud in the crater of the Hvannadalsnhúkur, Iceland's highest mountain, after a successful summit attempt early July 2013.
Wim and Arnaud are on the way back from the top of the Hvannadalsnhúkur, Iceland's highest summit. The crater of the volcano is full of snow and is a perfect almost flat slope. This is the Vatnajökull. The second largest glacier in Europe, in terms of area only exceeded by the Austfonna Nordaustlandet on the island (North Country) of Spitsbergen. The glacier is bigger than all the glaciers in the Alps and Norway together. Vatnajökull has an area of about 8100 km² and thus coveres 8% of Iceland with an ice cap up to 1000 meters (!) thick.
Yesterday was a great day. Wim was asked to join Willy Troch to give a presentation for the Tisseltse Bersport (Mountaineering) Friends, a Belgian association for anyone who likes to climb , to experience an adventure or to go on an expedition. But if you do none of that, but simply like to watch , listen or talk about it, then you are also welcome.
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