Snæfellsjökull

Here’s the second part of the “Twofer” we did….Twofer means we climbed two mountains on the same day, something that’s not done often and as we found out is nearly unheard of in Iceland…this is the attempt on the 4744 foot Mt Snæfellsjökull on the Snæfells Peninsula, Iceland….famous for also being the starting point from the famous book from Jules Verne “Journey to the centre of the earth”

 

The Perfect Climb


What an absolutely sensational day Team ZV just had, today was undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable days of climbing we have “ever” experienced anywhere in the world, we climbed two completely different mountains in one day.
First off we climbed the challenging 1600ft Kirkjufell the most picturesque mountain on the Snæfellsnes peninsula then we bagged the glaciated summit of Snæfellsjökull at 5000ft, the weather was perfect and the summits of both peaks were flawless……

Classic Iceland at its best.

Type Two Fun

Four days and 115km trek from the Central volcanic highlands of Iceland to the Wild West Coast via the Landmannalaugar Track and Fimmvorouhals Pass. We condensed a normally 6 day hike into 4 days. This meant long days, but the trails were all ours as we were up and gone before anyone else. The reference …

Bagged The Summit

For our first big challenge in Iceland we took on the famous “Rams Peak”, in Icelandic it’s impossible to spell or pronounce so let’s just stick to “Rams”. It was a huge 25km return climb over two days with our base camp set up just below the snow line above a glacial waterfall. The climb …

Hello From Zero Vanilla

Please excuse my Scottish Bum! I recently came back from the wilds of the Beautiful Scottish Highlands and while I was there I threw in a quick Micro Adventure and climbed the mighty Ben Nevis – The UK’s Highest Mountain (or hill depending on who you talk too) I might have even had a quick dip in a very cold Loch on the way down. The movie trailer will tell all.

Mike’s thoughts returning from Mt Rainier

Mike’s thoughts on Rainier. Hey everyone, I wrote a email to the guys who climbed with us on Rainier and once I wrote it I thought it summed up the climb for me pretty well. As always I’m never sure if I should share all my private thoughts but you have all treated them well in …

The Rockstars successfully summit Mt Rainier

How to get your butt kicked?….climb Mt Rainer! Well we did it guys…..at around 5.30am on Wednesday 25th June we made it! We are now MOUNTAINEERS!… But it really was one of the hardest things we have ever done. The mountain did not care about us at all…..it made it as hard as possible. Ed Viesturs …