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Apr 26 2014

An Iceland Photo Essay – Waterfalls, Food, Beer, Sights, Art and More 4/7-17/2014

Published by under Europe,Iceland

A journey to a far off land is always an adventure. Iceland delivers adventure with no doubt. You’ve seen the skiing that we were able to get done. The weather this trip had a mind of its own but we don’t just travel for goals, turns and summits. The experience of existing in a place […]

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Apr 26 2014

Kaldbakur 1173m South Slopes – More Weather Returns – 4/14/2014

After a sweet light show and skiing the day before we arose to more clouds and the winds had completely changed. Since we’d arrived the winds had been out of the east, the prevailing pattern I’m told. This morning the winds were out of the southwest. The skies were patchy but more cloudy than the […]

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Apr 26 2014

Siglufjorðor Heli Laps with Irwin Guides 4/13/2014

Before we went to bed after a nice visit to the hot springs I was surfing Facebook in the bar at the hostel. Reggie Crist put up a picture of a group of people riding ponies and I recognized the background as the same one near the lighthouse that we’d seen a few days before. […]

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Apr 23 2014

Mývatn – A Beautiful Hot Spring 4/12/2014

With another weather day we decided to head for the hot springs and see what the north central part of the country was like. The main highway that heads around the island is pretty cool, though we would discover not in the best of condition. For the drive from Akureyi it would suffice just fine. […]

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Apr 23 2014

Olafsfjorðor – A Harny Tour 4/11/2014

After a weather day that saw substantial rain, snow and wind we awoke in Siglufjorðor at the hostel and went to the bakari for some breakfast. We had seen some sweet lines as we passed through Olafsfjorðor the day before. The access here is amazing with stately peaks that touch about 3300′ all around. These […]

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Apr 10 2014

Skeiðsfjall 950m Myriam’s Gully – 4/9/2014

After a long flight to Iceland we rented a Subaru Forester from SADCars and drove north thru crappy weather to Akureyri. After restful night at the Backpackers we set out in the morning for Dalvik nd hopefully some decent skiing. We didn’t know exactly what to expect so armed with our gear and a bunch […]

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Mar 14 2013

Saint Bernard Hospice 3/7/2013 A Day with the Ladies

With the weather and the Foehn winds hanging around we decided to get some history. So Stina called Kate and Mary Louise and we hatched a plan to go check out where the puppies come from. It’s 2000′ of vertical gain and 3 miles one way. With a history dating back to 1000AD the Hospice […]

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Mar 10 2013

Courmayeur 3/6/3013 A day in the clouds

Published by under Europe,Italy,Skiing Trip Reports

After skiing in La Grave we headed down the valley towards Grenoble. The sights in the valley were very cool. The main highlight other than the massive mountains was an awesome 100 meter water fall to the north of the road. We headed to Albertville for some dinner then made our way to Argentiere for […]

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Mar 10 2013

La Grave 3/4/2013 An Unexpected Day of Awesomeness

Published by under Europe,France,Skiing Trip Reports

So after skiing La Rouya we had a nice picnic at the car and packed everything up. We “meandered” along the road, at like 150 kph and headed over towards Grenoble. The plan was to ski Chamonix and that route was way cheaper than taking the Sestriere tunnel. It would also allow us to have […]

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