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Daredevils Ski Icelandís West Fjords
Iceland Review Online ^ | 13.03.2013

Posted on 03/14/2013 3:50:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A group of adventure sports enthusiasts made the most of the good weather in the West Fjords over the last couple of days.

Eighteen photographers, journalists and professional skiers are currently in the region to work on a new booklet for outdoor clothing company Marmot.

Three members of the group skied or snowboarded their way down Hrófarsteinsgil canyon from the top of Kirkjubólsfjall, the steep mountain opposite Ísafjörður, bb.is reports.

Among the professional athletes were daredevil Roman Rohrmoser and Nina Schlesener, one of the best known ice climbers in Europe and the youngest female mountain guide in Germany, as well as snowboarder Alex Hoffman and filmmaker Dani Regensburger (Time for the Whiteroom, 2012), bb.is reports.

“This is undoubtedly the most challenging environment that they can experience in Iceland,” commented Smári Guðnason, marketing manager of outdoor recreation equipment store Fjallakofinn, one of the companies with which organized the group’s trip.


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1 posted on 03/14/2013 3:50:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Been to Iceland many many times and know Isafudur well...there are some steep slides there...avalanches are common along the road ways...sometimes the road between Isafudur and Sudavik are closed due to avalanche.


2 posted on 03/14/2013 5:06:38 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: nickcarraway

Nice looking chute they’re dropping into. Kinda wish the surface was that quiet in Vermont right now. Not sure what this has to do with politics but I love to snowboard, so thanks for posting.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 5:09:25 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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