Foto Friday – The Laugavegur Trail

Following stone cairns for guidance I found myself trekking in a small team across a snowy plateaux in southern Iceland in 2013.

The whole team found the going to be way tougher than we’d expected for even though it was early July there was still a load of persistent deep snow left on the ground which made the going pretty hard.

The trek took five days to complete and took me from Landmannalaugar geothermal springs to the Þórsmörk nature reserve.

See more photography from the trek at www.jameshandlon.com/category/iceland/

Cinque Torri & Lagazuoi’s Hidden Valley

The Lagazuoi cable car is as breathtaking as it look

The names conjure up emotions of high adventure and daring-do, so when the opportunity came to ski the Cinque Torre or (Five Towers) followed by the fabled Hidden Valley it was just too irresistible a chance to ignore!

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The Sellaronda Ski Challenge

Gruppo del Sellaronda

It was my first full day on ski’s in nearly three years and I had foolishly decided it would be a good idea to take on the Sellaronda ski tour endurance challenge (evidently one of the ‘100 things to do before you die!‘) or alternatively as I found out all too late one of the 100 things to do that could actually make you die!

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Foto Friday – Cinque Torre

Cinque Torre

A close up view of the impressive Cinque Torre rock formations seen from the refugio while skiing in and around that spectacular area of the Dolomite Mountain range in Italy.

The conditions were perfect, the snow was deep, the sky was bluebird and the scenery was awesome!