Winter Survival – How to avoid an Avalanche

It may seem a little strange to publish a post about avalanches just as spring is about to appear in the northern hemisphere. However there remains a risk of an avalanche for those heading into the backcountry where snowfields still cling especially in sheltered areas. Spring avalanches are often of the wet slab type but when fresh snow has recently …

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 …