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Hiking adventure, Iceland

The weather has changed.Quite a bit.From +18 Celcius (when lucky) to minus-something-cold last night.We were in Vestrahorn, planning to climb there. But the weather wasn’t really cooperating. It was even too wet, windy and rainy for bouldering.We thought it would be best to slowly drive to our ‘final destination’ in Iceland: Seydisfjörður. From where we…

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Syncro IJsland 2012

Busje Iceland 2012 from Marianne van der Steen on Vimeo. Some images of our trip through Iceland. Plan was to go rockclimbing, iceclimbing and running and that all being carried around by the super cool Syncro that Dennis owns. Normally we edit climbing things, this time we edited how much fun driving offroad can be…

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Iceland, the last Summer days

Iceland only knows two seasons.Summer.and Winter.The second just arrived this week calling the end of our holiday.Snow arrived in the mountainsThe last week we went from Hnappavellir to our next and maybe favourite Icelandic wall: Fjallastakkanöf.View from our officeLeft side of FjallastakkanöfNote the hexagon shaped blockWe decided it was probably easier to walk by the…

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Hangikjöt Freeclimb

We free climbed a the old aid route  Hangikjöt (hanging sheep ham) in Fjallastakkanöf. A 90M route up to 7a+ difficulty’s and moving pillars/rocks. For  free climbing a difficult start, climb a small slap  no pro on to the “dancing” pillar. On top of this 20 M pillar we placed a 10mm  bolt for security (moving…

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RVK (Reykjavík) – Höfn

RVK is short for writing Reykjavík in Icelandic.The capital of Iceland.To be honest…not the most interesting place in Iceland.Seltjarnarnes a land tongue at ReykjavikBut maybe thats because the contrast is so big. (And yes you can find good culture in Reykjavik, the small old Opera house is beautiful, the musea are nice, some good art…

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Iceland Basalt pt. 5

Yes, I just did something utterly brilliant.I accidentally deleted all new pictures and short movies from my iPhone before the transfer to my laptop was finished.And as the iTunes backup wasn’t finished either I lost all.All super awesome pictures from the most beautiful wall are lost now.Nothing of our ascents is left. (Great…)Just these here…

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Iceland Pt 3 Sundlaugarparty

Marianne was talking the last 2 years about a 7a+ route in Iceland that was bolted trad line..”Sundlaugarparty” (“Swimmingpoolparty” because of the water under the route). Finally the moment was there to give it a shot. We worked the route and both climbed it in the original style! A great route and such a pleasure…

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Iceland Pt2 Vestrahorn

Iceland pt 2 Day 1 and 2 Vestrahorn from Marianne van der Steen on Vimeo. We just arrived to Iceland. Time to discover all that can be done here. Marianne used to live in Iceland but never discovered any multipitch, trad and alpine stuff. (Really regret that!) It’s because of some Icelandic friends that She…

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Iceland pt1 Arival

Iceland 2012 pt 1 The Boat from Marianne van der Steen on Vimeo. Hardly any climbing so far. Just waiting and almost died of boredom on the boat… But we’re there now and already found some awesome offroad and beautiful walls to climb :) To be continued!

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