Author Archives: Sampsa Jyrkynen

Norway Ice Climbing

After having failed with ice climbing on the Alps we headed for Norway which has most roadside ice anywhere. Some people say the weather is rather poor in Norway but in my experience it’s always been good. In 2010 we … Continue reading

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Matterhorn: Winter Approaching

In January we had a plan of ice climbing in the Alps with Teppo. It didn’t go quite as planned, though. The foehn wind kicked in just before our departure and trashed our ideas of ice climbing. The forecast had … Continue reading

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Wadi Rum part 5: Logistics and tips

I decided to make this article series quite comprehensive since I had quite a lot of trouble finding information before our departure. The general map of the area. The red “A” is Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum is located in southern … Continue reading

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Wadi Rum part 4: Barrah Canyon

Once we had done the Hammad’s Route on Jebel Rum we were running out of days. We decided we wanted to see the Barrah Canyon. According to the guidebook there were supposed to be superb routes of around 100m to … Continue reading

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