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.

Zero to 115km

We begin the long trek via the Landmannlaugar track then the addition of the Fimmvorouhals pass which with our climb takes the time on the track to 115km. This incredible trek will take us across some of the most interesting and bizarre terrain Iceland has to offer.
The insane and ever changing weather conditions make this by far the most unpredictable trek we have ever attempted.

Kangaroo Point Cliff Climbing

Having fun at KP! Getting ready for Iceland’s biggest and baddest volcanoes and icebergs! This means we are training up at Kangaroo Point cliffs. Started on grade 14 climbs and slowly working our way up the scale. Next ascent; March. Then planning a trip up Pages Pinnacle before some steeper ascents on Logans Ridge on Mt Barney. Who wants to join next time?

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.

We Made FIRE!

Ok, not really a huge achievement. BUT, it was after a night of rain, and we used NO MATCHES,  just a flint and stone, and even tried lighting it with FIRE RETARDANT ROPE… which doesn’t work. At all. But funny as buggery. What works REALLY WELL is pencil shavings using a pencil sharpener, handy and easy to carry.