An Icelandic sunset.
This is the actual color of the sand, black from volcanic rock in Vik, Iceland.
This was the most dangerous part of our time in Skaftafell, Iceland, with winds blowing 60 mph, rain and hail pelting us, and the possibility of being blown into a crevasse.
Doing some exploring of Iceland with Chris and Filip in the distance.
Many porters trek for miles with disgusting elevation gains and losses carrying more weight than most are capable of in Nepal.
Our climbing guide who reached the summit of Island peak 5 days in a row, and planned to do a first ascent of a nearby peak. He was the first person from his ethnicity group to successfully climb Everest.
The Blue Lagoon
Chunks of glaciers float and swim out to the ocean.
On an Icelandic beach, the remains of a bird lie peacefully, soaking up the sun.
Day of the Dead
We found a hot spring and jumped in.
Rain, gushing winds, hail, and a colorless landscape created a memorable experience for us in Iceland.
At Skaftafell, Iceland. Overlooking a glacier before we descend.
Floating Ice Planet
Here's Chris looking like a planetary explorer on a glacier in Iceland during a storm. We barely made it out of this one.
Filip looking out over a cliff in Iceland.
This man was accompanied by 7 cows. In this region of Nepal, there's no other way to get around but to hike up and down the mountains.
The view from the summit of Island Peak.
Volcanic rock, rain and hail, glacier in the distance, and an orange jacket.
American viking overlooking Icelandic waters.
Having a fire makes all the difference. Especially on a cold night camping in Iceland.
Tengboche, a town in the clouds on the way to our Himalayan climb in Nepal.
Time to reflect
A pool just outside of the most voluminous and powerful waterfall in Europe, Detifoss. In Iceland.
Lights of the North
In Iceland, the Northern Lights came out and danced before my naked eye.
Making our way up to the summit of an Icelandic volcano after a massive snow dump the night before. We didn't make it.
The lesser known, least popular trek through Jiri, Nepal was also the most rewarding and beautiful.
Chris holding up the flag on the summit of Island Peak.
The most voluminous and powerful waterfall in Europe was mesmerizing. This is where the beginning scene from Prometheus was shot.
Glaciers in Iceland that have been featured in Batman Begins and Interstellar.
From Iceland, found while trekking on a glacier in Skaftafell.
Public displays of affection are generally restricted in Nepal but out in the countryside with no one else around, these two showed no restriction with their affections.
Eat. Sleep. Hike. Repeat.
Chris waking in the town of Jiri, the start of our long journey that eventually took us to a Himalayan summit in Nepal.
Trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal.
This was our home before and after our ascent to the summit of Island Peak.
The water was milky in this lake where the glacier met the volcanic rock.
Confronted by the large Himalayan Mountains puts things into perspective in Nepal.
This is shot in front of Detifoss, Iceland, the most voluminous and powerful waterfall in Europe.
Same 'ol View
In Nepal, found these two just relaxing in front of what I thought was such an amazing view.
A cow being followed by bulls. Seen on a trail in Nepal.
The climbing guide's brother who is a teacher, was our cook and joined us on our summit to Island peak for his time as well.
On our way down from Chuking Ri, a mini peak used to help us acclimate.
Time to Reflect, 2
On our way to explore a deep valley, we came upon this very still pond.
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