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.

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 …

Iceland

Team Zero Vanilla are preparing to jump on the plane that takes us to the adventure wonderland of Iceland. If you haven’t been on our blog for a while, Welcome Back! If you’ve been following us over the past few years you would have seen us trek to Everest Base Camp, Climb Mt Rainer USA, …

We have arrived at Mt Rainier!

Our first real look at Rainier… Well we got our first real look at Rainier tonight, as we approached the National Park, Rainier was out of sight until we rounded the last hairpin bend at the top of the range we were driving across….as we turned Rainier came into view just as you see it …

Rockstars Rock Seattle!

Our first couple of days have been busy…. Hey All, well we have arrived in sunny Seattle and hit the ground running….we felt we needed some “special” extra training……we needed a bright yellow muscle car to make sure we are seen when we arrive at the mountain…..we took some some photos of Rainier from Seattle …

Only One Day To Go!

Hi everyone….So we’re off on Wednesday morning, the bags are packed and our crampons, ice axes and ropes are waiting for us at base camp Mt Rainier….Dave & I have over the past posts have told you all about the climb and are raring to go……thanks to our Families and friends for all your support …

Are You Ready?

Less than a week to go! Well everyone we leave this Wednesday for Seattle. Everyday for the past month without fail we get asked the question…..”Are you ready?”……Well i’m sure I can speak for both Dave and myself when I say….. YES! we are ready. Have we run enough Ks?…..lifted enough weights?…..trekked up enough ridgelines? …

Introducing Ed Viesturs

Introducing Ed Viesturs  As you will all be aware by now we are doing this climb with two of Americas premier climbers being Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker,  I wanted to give you a quick run down of their accomplishments…..First up we have Ed followed by a short 3 minute video explaining the up coming …