Þumall (The thumb) Alpine rock climbing
Duration - 2 days
Þumall is a sheer sided mountain that sits proudly against the southern edge of the mighty Vatnajokull icecap.
Getting there is a great adventure in itself which involves hiking through glacial carved valleys, scaling giant scree slopes, camping up high close to the ice cap and walking on a glacier. The rock climb isn't so easy either but the challenge is key and the views are of course second to none.
Gear check and briefing
Hike through Morsárdalur and marvel at the many colours of Kjós
Ascend up Vestrameingil to our camping spot in Hnútudalur
Dinner, prep for the climb and bed
Continue up to the Ice cap then traverse around the flank of the mountain to the western side.
rappel off the mountain
Hike back to camp
Pick up camp and hike back to Skaftafell.
These are two big days and being fairly fit is a necessity
It is good to have some climbing experience
An experienced guide
All technical gear
Food (can be arranged)
The season runs from June into September
We cannot guarantee summiting
Please get in contact for more details and a gear list