Iceland in Pictures⠀
3. Einar Rúnar Sigurðsson⠀
Einar holds the record for the most ascents up the summit of Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland's highest mountain (298 in September 2017). His great grandfather was the first, and his family carried the tradition on, guiding adventurers into the vast wilderness that Iceland has to offer. Had the utmost pleasure to meet this amazing man in person, albeit awkwardly in the midst of crossing an icy river. ⠀
Hopefully that handshake would diffuse the decades of mountaineering experience and spirit of exploration into my soul, but alas, Mr icy river just had to mock me as I nearly missed my next step.