In May of 2006, I joined Matt Turley, Dylan Freed, John Griber, John Armstrong and Rob Raker on a trip to northern Iceland for some ski mountaineering. Matt Turley was the originator of this trip as he had been to Iceland in the summer to shoot photos and thought it might make for some good skiing in the winter. He was right. At the same time, the Producers of the movie “Steep” were looking for some backcountry footage and sent along a film crew (Griber, Armstrong and Raker).
The weather was brutally maritime with mostly manky, cloudy, overcast, windy/snow conditions followed by brief spells of clearing. Overall it was an excellent trip and highly recommended… just don’t forget to bring your wallet and credit cards as it is one of the most expensive places I’ve ever visited.
Iceland proven gear from Backcountry.com at 15% off:
Ready for sitting around in the rain in Iceland? The MHW Beryllium jacket is.
Iceland has almost every kind of fuel, except white gas. Luckily the MSR Whisperlite International will burn unleaded gas.
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