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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

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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

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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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Mar 07 2013

Pt. La Rouya 2750m Couloir Nord 3/3/2013 Journee Fantastique

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So things really started to get the warm the next day. We backed off an attempt on Mont Mirantin near Beaufort and just took a day off and traveled to Briancon. We figured that north facing would be the way to go so having done some research we decided to see what La Rouya and […]

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Mar 06 2013

Lagginjoch 3499m Hero Snow 3/1/2013

We set out early for Saas Grund with some options. The Hohsaas Lift offers high access to the peaks east of Saas Grund. Weissmies and Fletchorn offer good options for skiing but we weren’t sure how the snow over in this zone was. It’s about an hour and a half from Verbier. On arrival the […]

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Feb 28 2013

Mont Rogneux Face Nord 3053m 2/27/2013 Awesomeness in Gnarnia

So this day we got a line I’ve coveted since my last visit. I spent far too much time in the bar on my last visit. It was productive time as I got about 60 pages written for my book, but the weather just wasn’t cooperating last time. This visit we seem to have the […]

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