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Half the victory!
More than 130 people from the “Reach the Top With 66°North” program climbed the Heidarhorn
On Saturday the 1st of March, more than 130 people who are participating in the training programme “Reach The Top With 66°NORTH” climbed the summit of Heidarhorn, the highest peak of West Iceland (1053 metres or 3450 feet). The walk was a part of the preparations to the climb of Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, at the beginning of summer. The group meets once a week to train for the challenge. Hvannadalshnúkur is 2110 metres or 6920 feet high, so one could say that half the victory was won last Saturday. The climb was organised by the company, Icelandic Mountain Guides, and all who went along were very pleased because the weather was perfect and the view from the top was fantastic. First they walked to the top of Mt. Skardshyrna and from there they climbed the summit of Heidarhorn. The walk took a total of 7 hours.
Around 250 people have already registered for the climbing of Hvannadalshnúkur and there are still places available. Those who are interested in joining the group are encouraged to contact Icelandic Mountain Guides, the phone number is +354 587-9999.
For further information, contact Helga Vidarsdóttir, Marketing Manager of 66°North; email email@example.com or the phone number +354 535-6627.
6°NORTH Ltd. is one of Iceland’s oldest manufacturing companies. It was established in the year 1926, it's been a longtime leading innovator in the creation of specialised clothing for use in the toughest conditions on land and sea. 66°NORTH Ltd also prides itself on being an expert in the production of supreme quality clothing for sports and leisure. Not only does 66°NORTH have happy customers, but an impressive list of awards for its designs and marketing campaigns.
Today, the company employs a team of over 300 people. It has 9 stores in Iceland under the names of 66°NORTH and Iceland Gift Store, as well as a store in Latvia and two stores in Lithuania. Furthermore the 66°NORTH apparel is sold in retail stores across Europe and North America.
For further information about 66°NORTH visit our international website, www.66north.com.
About Icelandic Mountain Guides
celandic Mountain Guides (IMG) offers Icelandic hiking tours, mountaineering adventures, trekking, climbing and more.
IMG believe that no vacation in Iceland would be complete without experiencing its beautiful and unspoilt natural environment. IMG therefore offers a wide variety of hiking tours that will give the visitor a direct and powerful experience.
IMG offers hiking tours from its corporate headquarters in Reykjavik year-round, and from its base camp located in the beautiful Skaftafell National Park, located in Southern Iceland at the foot of the Vatnajokull Glacier, from May – September.
For further information about Icelandic Mountain Guides visit the website, www.mountainguide.is.