Beerenberg

Elevation (feet): 7,470
Elevation (meters): 2,277
Continent: Europe
Country: Jan Mayen
Range/Region: Jan Mayen
Latitude: 71.0833
Longitude: -8.16667
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Volcanic status: Active
Year first climbed: 1921
First successful climber(s): J.M. Wordie's party

Jan Mayen is an Arctic Island, located northeast of Iceland in the Norwegian Sea. The entire northeastern end of the island is Beerenberg, a huge volcanic cone, thirty miles in circumference. Fifteen glaciers flow from the summit to the sea, creating a giant white mass of mountain and ice. The mountain is frequently veiled by fog, but occasionally it mysteriously and suddenly appears to seafaring passersby. Severe weather is Beerenberg's worst hazard. Otherwise it is a moderately easy glacier climb.