Ski Mountaineering


August 2007

Alvin Walter

In August, Ellen and I visited Iceland to climb and ski their tallest mountain - "Hvannadalshnukur". It is in their National Park "Skaftafell" - and is covered by Europe's largest glacier, "Vatnajokull".

Just as I was reaching the rim of the caldera at about 6,000 feet, clouds were coming in reducing visibility to the point that retracing my steps down was my chosen option.

Even though we didn't make the top or ski it due to conditions, we had a great adventure that we hope to share with all of you in a future program.

Enjoy the Mountains, Alvin Walter

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