Your path:Reach the top with 66°North
66°North climbs Europe’s biggest glacier to increase public awareness of global warming.
Reach the Top with 66°NORTH
66°NORTH and Icelandic Mountain Guides join forces again in 2013 to offer the very successful “Reach the Top with 66°NORTH” training program.
This is the sixth year the program has run giving people the opportunity to reach the summit of Europe’s biggest glacier- Hvannadalshnukur in southern Vatnajökull glacier (height 2110 m or 6920 ft).
The program allows climbers to have the experience of a lifetime while learning a valuable lesson in environmental responsibility. The two companies work hard to use the event as a forum to educate climbers on the issue of global warming and its effect on Iceland’s glaciers.
The program consists of two parts:
Lectures and workshops educating participants about nutrition, clothing, equipment, safety and environmental responsibility.
Seventeen climbs designed to build knowledge, confidence, fitness and experience before attempting Hvannadalshnukur.
Training begins in February and concludes middle of May with the first of two ascents of Hvannadalshnukur.
IMG and 66°NORTH are a perfect partnership. IMG has years of experience in mountain guiding and safety while 66°NORTH is a market leader in the development of technical outdoor clothing designed to let mountain climbers enjoy the outdoors despite often harsh conditions.
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Reach the Top with 66°NORTH – The Preparation Schedule
|16.jan||Kl. 20:00||Introductory meating||Verslun 66°Norður í Faxafeni|
|23.jan||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 1||Búrfellsgjá|
|30.jan||Kl. 20:00||Ferðamennska á fjöllum||Klæðnaður og næring|
|6.feb||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 2||Stóri Meitill í Þrengslum|
|13.feb||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 3||Óhefðbundin leið á Esjuna|
|23.feb||Kl. 08:00||Daytour 1||Hengill - Vörðuskeggi|
|27.feb||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 4||Grímannsfell|
|6.mar||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 5||Stóra Kóngsfell og Drottning|
|16.mar||Kl. 8:00||Daytour2||Glymur og Hvalfell í Botnsdal|
|20.mar||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 6||Vífilsfell|
|6.apr||Kl. 8:00||Dagsferð 3||Skarðsheiði|
|10.apr||Kl. 20:00||Ferðamennska á jöklum||Jöklar og jöklagöngur|
|20.apr||Kl. 09:00||Daytour 4||Eyjafjallajökull|
|24.apr||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 7||Akrafjall - Geirmundatindur|
|4.maí||Kl. 7:00||Daytour 5||Fimmvörðuháls|
|8.maí||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 8||Esjan - Hátindur|
|15.maí||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 9||Móskarðahnjúkar|
|5.júní||Kl. 17:30||Wednesday Training 10||Dýjadalshnúkur|
66°NORTH Ltd. is among Iceland's oldest manufacturing companies. It was established in the year 1926 and has throughout the decades been a leading producer and innovator in the making of working clothes used on sea and land, made for the toughest outdoors working conditions on the planet. In the past decade, 66°NORTH has leveraged its expertise into a wide selection of outdoor clothing for sports and leisure. It has received numerous awards for its designs and marketing campaigns.
The company's staff today numbers more than 300 people. It operates 9 shops in Iceland under the names of 66°NORTH and Iceland Gift Store, as well as a shop in Latvia and two shops in Lithuania. Furthermore the 66°NORTH brand is sold in retail stores in Europe and North America.
For further information about 66°NORTH visit our international website, http://www.66north.com/.
About Icelandic Mountain Guides
Icelandic Mountain Guides (IMG) offers Iceland hiking tours, mountaineering, trekking, climbing and more.
IMG believe that no vacation in Iceland would be complete without an experience of its beautiful and unspoilt nature. IMG therefore offers a wide variety of hiking tours that will give the visitor a direct and powerful experience of Iceland's beautiful nature and landscapes.
IMG offers hiking tours from their corporate headquarters in Reykjavik year-round, and from their 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, http://www.mountainguide.is/.