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Old 04-03-2008, 20:39
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4X4 rescue mission at LANDMANNALAUGAR

For those of you interested in 4X4 please look at the photos taken by Bergur Bergsson at rescue mission that took place on March 1st and 2nd at Landmannalaugar in south highland of Iceland.

I will not say this is quite common situation but it does happen couple of times each month.....

Will be interested to have your reactions to the photos on here

http://heimska.com/Myndir/2008/03laugar/

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Old 04-03-2008, 22:15
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Re: 4X4 rescue mission at LANDMANNALAUGAR

Bogi,


Great pictures, what a rescue!

So :-

1. How cold was the water ?
2. Was that guy really just in a typhoon dry suit ?
3. Did the engine start ?!!!
4. If I dropped my mobile in the water I think I would leave it there !
5. When are you arranging the Pontoontalk trip to Iceland it looks great.

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Old 04-03-2008, 22:23
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Bogi,


Great pictures, what a rescue!

So :-

1. How cold was the water ?
2. Was that guy really just in a typhoon dry suit ?
3. Did the engine start ?!!!
4. If I dropped my mobile in the water I think I would leave it there !
5. When are you arranging the Pontoontalk trip to Iceland it looks great.

Graham
1. Here in Reykjavík it was -9 degrees so up there it must have been at least -15 degrees
2. He was wearing fleece trouser and sweater
3. Not at first, they heated up the engine room with a heat blower most of the ice and it was running fairly well after that
4. Good point, but modified Toyota Tacoma is far more expensive to loose
5. We have been on one Pontoontalk trip to glacier Langjökull and surely we can do another one with more activities and adventures involved

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Old 04-03-2008, 23:12
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Re: 4X4 rescue mission at LANDMANNALAUGAR

What i do not get is why did the truck not totally sink?
what was stopping it?

all these photo's you are posting makes it look like a great place for a pontoontalk trip
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Old 04-03-2008, 23:14
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What i do not get is why did the truck not totally sink?
what was stopping it?

Those hoofing great tyres at a guess
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Old 04-03-2008, 23:17
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What i do not get is why did the truck not totally sink?
what was stopping it?

all these photo's you are posting makes it look like a great place for a pontoontalk trip
As I got information tonight from one the SAR chap the bank was frozen and strong so only the front part went down, however it was not easy work.

Imagine on earlier photos just top of rodsign tips up above the snow, she heck of snow mass......

We here are more than happy to do adventure trip of a lifetime for Pontoontalk´ers

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Re: 4X4 rescue mission at LANDMANNALAUGAR

We have a television programme over here called Top Gear, and Jeremy Clarkson took a Toyota truck across the English Channel with just a Honda 225 outboard hung on the back tailgate. Mind you it wasn't -15 more like +30 when he did it.
In another show they proved that one on these pickups was virtually indestructable,by sinking it, crashing and crushing it but after each trial they could still get the engine working and drive it.
So if you are going out in the snow fields of Iceland in winter it must be the vehicle to be in!
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Then they did the race to the pole jeremy and Richard may in a pick up against Hammond on a sledge,

Those trucks are virtually industructable
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Old 04-03-2008, 23:37
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Re: 4X4 rescue mission at LANDMANNALAUGAR

Jeremy has been number of times to Iceland and I sat across the isle on the plane home ones with him, Arctic Trucks did the modifications on the vehicles to the pole and the trip where done under supervision of Icelanders

Well one thing I can tell you running those beasts are aint cheap.... i.e. we need to spend fortune on spares on the modified Hummer 1 if we move it or tow even Parker 750 RS....

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