• Mountainous Monday,  Nepal

    Mountainous Monday – Ama Dablam

    You are probably surprised when I tell you that not Mount Everest but another peak in the Himlayas made the biggest impression on me. On the evening before our trek to Everest View Hotel, our guide Jangbu told us that we’d not only see Mount Everest and Lhotse would be visible the next day, but that we’d also meet Ama Dablam, a very special mountain. Special because it looks different from every side and because it is more technical to climb than Everest. The main peak is 6.812 meters and the lower western peak is 6.170 meters.   Ama Dablam means something like ” mothers necklace” – it kind of…

  • Iceland,  Mountainous Monday

    Mountainous Monday: Vindbelgjarfjall

    In today’s Mountainous Monday we’ll describe the Vindbelgjarfjall, which is sometimes also called Vindbelgur. This mountain lies in Iceland on the shore of Iceland’s most famous lake: Mývatn. In our opinion, Vindbelgjarfjall is a must visit for visitors who are going to the Mývatn area. I’ve climbed the mountain three times and each time it was a great adventure. You can access this 529 meter tall peak from a trailhead along the road around the lake, just south of the Vindbelgjarfjall Mountain. This trail runs along generally flat land to the back of the Vindbelgjarfjall. Here, you can see some examples of how hot streams of lava have created tunnels in…

  • Finland,  Mountainous Monday

    Mountainous Monday: Saana

    This week we’ll tell you about Saana, a 1.029 meter high mountain in Northern Finland. Sanaa is located in Finnish Lapland in the Enontekiö region, close to the border of Norway. It is the most famous mountain in Finland. The reason for this is that it has a remarkable shape, which stands out like a giant rock, near the village of Kilpisjärvi. It gives great views over the neighbouring countries Sweden and Norway. Not far from Saana is Halti (1.324 metres) which is Finland’s highest fell or mountain. This mountain is a bit further away into the wilderness, so that’s why Saana is a much more popular stop for a nice climb…

  • Mountainous Monday,  Scotland,  We12climb

    Mountainous Monday: Ben Lomond

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! In  2015 we’ll go in search of inspiring mountains again. We’ll start the first Monday of the year with Ben Lomond in the Scottish Highlands. Ben Lomond is a very nice mountain to climb because of the following three reasons: 1. There is a very easy and wide path going up, no need for any scrambling. 2.  The view from the summit is just breathtaking. You have excellent views over Loch Lomond (or Lake Lomond) and on a clear day, when you’re looking to the north, you can see many Scottish Munro’s and even the Ben Nevis. 3., It is very easy to get to the start of the Ben…