when hope is gone, hope is all there is

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Katarina Hannelova

On 25 April 2013, the first summer day in Iceland, I took part in an organized hike up to the top of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. This was a near-death experience for me. 12-hour hike which started off with lovely weather later turned into a nightmare with a huge snowstorm caused by the gushing wind from north. We made it to the top, but the visibility was poor and the frost was biting every inch of my body. This was so far the most extreme thing I have done in my life, which in my case resulted in frostbitten toes and wounds all over my feet. I did it! We did it!

Location: Eyjafjallajökull glacier in the south of Iceland


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