Walking and Trekking in Iceland guidebook review

Title: Walking and Trekking in Iceland                    Author: Paddy Dillon Publisher: Cicerone/Latitude Press Ltd                            Price: £17.95 (UK) Climbers. scramblers, ski-mountaineers and trekkers will be familiar with the popular Cicerone guidebook series. They have enabled many outdoor enthusiasts to safely enjoy their activities for many years. I can remember spotting challenging lines with the help of well thumbed guides in climbing meccas …

Mad Dogs and Englishmen – A trekking in Iceland saga

“Mount Esja ……….. You are going to walk it?” asked the bus driver near Reykjavik, Iceland, after enquiring if he could tell me when the bus reached the base of the mountain. When I affirmed my intention to do just this, he replied “You’re mad!” The day had started out defining dreary, grey and drab with constant drizzle driven by …

Wild Nights in the Lakes – The Lakeland Haute Route

Taking the high road Mention the Haute Route to any keen skier and the chances are they will get a faraway look in their eyes and start waxing lyrical about endless slopes of pristine virgin powder and awesome scenery.  The Haute or High Level route links the great alpine centres of Chamonix and Zermatt.  Boasting Mont Blanc as the starting …