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Skiing – and Saving -Iceland

May 27, 2009

While back in Iceland this late April/early May, we spent one week backcountry skiing with a wonderful group of Vermonters that we organized, or better yet…”instigated”. Our Icelandic friend and mountain guide, Jokull Bergmann, handled the guiding (thanks to his assistant Stephane Poirier, too), which freed us up to photograph, scout for future adventures and keep things running smoothly… “Instigating” group adventures is a new endeavor for us, but if this first trip was any indication of what we might be getting ourselves into, it should be a fun ride…

We are already organizing at least one group of skiers for another trip to Iceland next spring, and we are also considering taking a group back to Chilean Patagonia’s Rio Baker Valley this October…and Quebec’s Gaspe next March/early April… Please email or call us if you are interested. We’ll soon have more info about these trips on our EmberPhoto.com and AdventureSkier.com websites, too.

In addition to the week we spent with our group of Vermonters, we had nearly ten days to explore a few mountain areas that are either proposed for long term protection, or currently threatened by poorly-planned, large-scale, hydro-power-hungry aluminum smeltering operations… Sadly, the threats to Iceland’s wild nature are growing by the week… but fortunately, our voices can make a difference, and if the organization Saving Iceland has anything to do with it, Iceland’s outstanding and unspoiled natural beauty (perhaps it’s greatest economic resource) will not be sold off to highest bidder…

We’d like to pass along a special thanks here to Jokull Bergmann and his asst. guide Stephane Poirier… Jokull’s mom Anna Dora and her partner Oidi…Tyler Merritt at Black Diamond…and the Icelandic Tourism Board…and of course our crew of Vermonters! for making this trip such a great success.

Here are a few images from our most recent trip to share. Stay tuned for more images and video, too. Check out the Adventures page of our website for updates…

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