RIM WALKING & CLIMB SCOUTING.
Abajo Mountain means “the low mountain.” Appropriately named as the low storm clouds cloaked the mountains throughout the weekend. We made our way along the mountain east rim exploring rock bands for new climbs. Overcasting clouds, cool temperatures, escaping setting sun rays, and the smell sage and pine made for an idyllic night walk. Full […]
The holidays are always the best. Good company of family and friends, awesome food, and most importantly crazy kids. Thanksgiving this year we spent down in Nephi at Dustin’s sister’s place, we were well entertained by Jada shaking her booty to Lady Gaga…among other things! With all the family and food Dustin and I needed […]
The best adventures are the ones in your backyard. We’ve recently moved to the Millcreek area and there’s a little peak aspect that has always been of interest to Dustin. We pass it everyday to and from work, driving on the freeway, and if you walk down our street there’s a pretty good view. From […]
We needed a break from the city, so we called on Devin and headed south to finish up some more routes. Introducing Okie Okie. The name comes from a word banter Dustin and Becca (his niece) have: D: yes, yes, yesB: no, no, noD: yes, yes, yesB: no, no, noD: Okie DokieB: Okie Okie Here’s […]
HNAPPAVALLAHAMRAR PART III.
The third day we were cold, tired, and getting pumped way too quickly. The group had left and a couple swiss climbers joined us. They had hiked the Landmannalaugar trail we were going to bike. Normally a 4-day trek, it took them 8-days due to snow, hail and overall bad weather conditions. Needless to say, […]
HNAPPAVALLAHAMRAR PART II.
Turns out the East and Southeast areas of Iceland have the best weather. We enjoyed two days of clear sunny skies. The weather is like clockwork: 06:00 clear sunny skies, 12:00 light sprinkle, 14:00 reach the high (48F) of the day, 20:00/21:00 some clouds start rolling in and the sun starts dropping, 01:00 high winds […]
HNAPPAVALLAHAMRAR PART I.
Hnappavallahamrar is the main climbing area in Iceland. The first day we arrived the weather was great. The area is just off the main Ring Road across the way from 5 farms. A dirt road in is pretty straight forward, the only questionable areas were a couple small water crossings, which look deeper and swifter than […]
We’ve been home from Iceland for a few weeks now and are enjoying the sun and WARMTH! Dustin decided it was time to get back out and work on our climbing list, next up was the Sun Dial. It’s just beyond a popular hike to Lake Blanche on the Southeast side of the lake. Once […]