Saturday, June 5, 2010

Huffin' and Puffin

Jeff Blumenfeld, editor of 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.


  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

  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.