Maxime, the expedition leader, and his group started their journey last Thursday. The progress on Friday, their first full day of the tour, was rather slow with the group only doing 6 km (3.7 miles). The conditions were not optimal with heavy wet snow on a warm day (+4°C at 20:00) . They did 15 km (9.3 miles) on Saturday, 16.8 km (10.4 miles) on Sunday and again 15 km (9.3 miles) on Monday. Maxime told us yesterday that “it is still very warm (+7°C) and snow is melting at 1348 meters above sea level”. He also told us that everyone was okay and the group had good spirit.
From everyone here at the Icelandic Mountain Guides office: Godspeed and good luck with the remaining 500 km!