Adventurer’s Icelandic journey

2019-01-16 06:01


ADVENTURER and mountain climber Vimal Mothilal journeyed to the Arctic on a month-long expedition recently and returned having conquered sub-zero temperatures and steep technical ascents on ice.

He successfully traversed Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, armed with crampons, a body harness, a helmet and sheer determination.

According to Mothilal, he and the expedition team ventured deep into ice caves, crossed lava fields and ascended the mammoth ice cap of Iceland.

“Dangerous and adrenaline fuelled, I have returned victorious and humbled from this extreme adventure,” he said.

He also experienced a descent into the inner depths of dormant volcano Thrihnukagigur (Þríhnúkagígur) near Reykjavík, in Iceland.

“This is the only place on the planet where this incredible experience can be attempted. Armed yet again with technical and safety equipment, myself and the team summited the steep volcano and safely negotiated down into the 4 500- year-old magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur. With months of preparation and planning, we returned safely from a world of extremes,” said Mothilal.

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