Basic information about the Icelandic Alpine Club
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 has now about 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 but is currently being rebuilt. ISALP shares a clubhouse with Klifurhusid, bouldering gym.
Every year ISALP organizes an ice climbing festival.
For further information:
info[at]isalp.isClub house adress :
Skútuvogur 1G, entry from Barkarvogurmap
Atli Pálsson, president
Helgi Egilsson, treasurer
Guðmundur Freyr Jónsson
Árni Stefán Haldorsen
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: Einar Rúnar Sigurðsson, mountainguide, and local in Öræfi, SE-Iceland.Stories on ice climbing in Iceland:Island 2007
(Website of Albert Leichtfried)Iceland ice climbing expedition report
(Iceland climbing photos)Frozen Waterfalls in North Iceland Attract Ice Climbers