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Rampart of the Giantess. The Grjótgarðsháls ridge in the northern Highlands of Iceland holds one of the most startling sights anywhere: a wall of large boulders over 300 m in length and 5 m high set in a sweeping moraine dotted with glacial erratics. The geological explanation for this wondrous landscape lays it at the […]

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Continued from Part 1. Not long after we entered the mouth, I was assailed by doubt on whether we had entered the right canyon. With shadows lengthening, no course correction was possible this evening. Hoping for the best, we trudged through for another 10 minutes and then turned a corner. Anxiety gave way to exhilaration […]

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