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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dick on a glacier in Iceland

I stayed in the tour bus while this nonsense was going on. No climbing for me, not on glaciers, not even on ladders, I'm afraid. (Yes, that's why, plus the fact that I have no strength and no sense of balance.)

Glaciers in volcanic areas like Iceland aren't as pristine as the one at Lake Louise, for instance, and they're receding, as are ours, but people like my intrepid photographer are still climbing them.


Top, the glacier. Above, Dick at the glacier. Note the ice axe.

Dick's feet with crampons on.

Below, the guide demonstrates the use of ice axe and crampons. The ice axe is probably not to be used as demonstrated by the above-mentioned intrepid photographer.


Late March/early April, 2014. Richard Schear photos.
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10 comments:

Mara said...

Oh my, 'not as pristine' might be the understatement of the year! I bet it was still cold though.

Jo said...

So nice to see a photo of Dick. He sure is adventurous. I don't think I'd do that climb either. Hugs to you and a big pat for darling Lindy. Jo xxx

Kay said...

Yup! That's exactly what Art would do alright. Looks like Dick was having a great time.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Brrrrrrrr. I'm with you, on the bus!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

p.s. My son the intrepid camper went CAMPING this weekend outside of REGINA. My goodness!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Me too, on the bus while John goes climbing.

Carver said...

Great shots. What a fantastic place to explore. I wouldn't trust my balance at this point in my life either.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful experience.

ladyfi said...

Oh, Iceland is on my must-visit list! Lovely shots.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow, all I can say is WOW!!!