Saturday, June 5, 2010

Huffin' and Puffin








Jeff Blumenfeld, editor of ExpeditionNews.com in Darien, Conn., attempted to climb Iceland's tallest peak in late May before a nagging back injury forced him back just 1,000 feet from the 7,000-foot summit. The name of the peak - Hvannadalshn├║kur – is about as unpronounceable as the world famous Iceland volcano that halted air service in Europe this spring.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jeff,

    I was there on Hvannadalschnukur in 2003 shooting for the Global Extremes TV show. Amazing mountain, but, like you, I didn't get up it. Sadly, there weren't enough spots in the crew tents, so I and a few others had to wait in Skaftafell.

    So, if you're ever going back, let me know!

    Hope you're well,

    Jake Norton
    MountainWorld Productions
    www.mountainworldproductions.com

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  2. Thanks, Jake. It's an amazing place. But a 7000-ft. elevation gain in a single day, well, that's a bit too much for someone more used to sitting at his desk and typing.

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