The Icelandic Alpine Club is a group of people with interest in mountaineering, including activities such as rock and ice climbing, ski touring, glacier crossing, expedtions etc. The club was founded in 1977 and currently has around 300 members. The club organizes all kinds of training programs for its members; publishes newsletters and a spectacular annual. Lectures from members and visiting mountaineers are mainly held during the winter as well as different kinds of informal gatherings.
The club runs two mountain huts. One is situated in Tindfjöll and was rebuilt in 2009. The other hut is placed in Botnsúlur and is under construction. ISALP shares a clubhouse with Klifurhusid, bouldering gym.
Every year ISALP organizes an ice climbing festival.
For further information: info[at]isalp.is
Club house adress : Ármúli 23 (Klifurhúsið) MAP
Jónas G. Sigurðsson, president
Sigurður Ýmir Richter, vice president
Védís Ólafsdóttir, secretary
Ottó Ingi Þórisson, treasurer
Baldur Þór Davíðsson, director
Matteo Meucci, director
Sif Pétursdóttir, director
Mountainguides in Iceland:
Bergmenn: Jökull Bergmann, UIAGM mountain guide
Icelandic Mountain Guides: Been in business for over 20 years
From Coast to Mountain : Einar Rúnar Sigurðsson, mountainguide, and local in Öræfi, SE-Iceland.
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