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John Snorri Sigurjónsson.

First Icelander to Conquer K2

John Snorri Sigurjónsson, who on Friday became the first Icelander to conquer K2, the world’s second highest mountain, is now getting ready for his return to Iceland.

Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir with Mt. Lhotse in the background.

First Icelandic Woman to Conquer Everest

Icelandic mountaineer Vil­borg Arna Giss­ur­ar­dótt­ir reached the summit of Mount Everest last night, becoming the seventh Icelander to conquer the mountain and the first Icelandic woman to do so.