Fire and Ice – Ready, set, ….

Well, it is getting real, fast.  After a fun filled five days of touring around Iceland I am here at race headquarters in Akureyri for the 2016 edition of the Fire and Ice Ultra, a 250 km, six day self-supported stage race.  Kit check and medical review complete.  Renewing aquaintances from past races and meeting new people.  It is great to see everyone and I am looking forward to the week!

The weather forecast unfortunately looks cold and dreary but it will be good practice for the Spine Ultra in four and a half months.  If we are lucky we might even get to see the Aurora Borealis in a couple of days!

Departe for the bivouac at 10:00 tomorrow.  It appears to be a long bus ride to the start somewhere around Askja in the central highlands.  Like the race Facebook page if you wish to follow, I don’t think there will be competitor posts from the bivouac and I am not bringing my cell phone along.

More to come when available!

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