Originally Posted on August 24, 2013
This week we’re bringing you an update on the adventures of one of our sponsored partner organisations, Expedition Outreach (EO).
The EO team are currently in Iceland, travelling, racing and enjoying the sights of this breathtaking country.
Since arriving on August 16th, Michael Coyne and his wife, Serenity, have had several memorable experiences. Shortly after arriving, the pair attempted to climb Mount Kirkjufell, considered one of Iceland’s most scenic peaks. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate on the day, and a deluge of water from the heavens made the muddy sides of the mountain too slippery to climb.
Not to be deterred, the husband and wife team have turned their attention to their next adventures- diving the Silfra Fissure and participating in the Reykjavik Marathon & 10K race on the 24th August.
Michael Coyne is a Hillsound sponsored athlete and uses our Trail Crampon Pros and gaiters on his many alpine expeditions. The current trip to Iceland with his wife, Serenity, is a recon mission to gather more information for a larger trip to Iceland in February of 2014. When the team returns next year, Michael is aiming to climb Iceland’s highest mountain and attempt to break the record for the world’s fastest face-first alpine luge run.
Expedition Outreach uses the publicity from their worldwide expeditions to draw attention to a selection of charitable causes. You can read more on the Expedition Outreach website.
We will give you an update on the rest of the team’s adventures in Iceland when they return. In the meantime, you can check out the fantastic scenery of Iceland on their Facebook page.
The picture above is of Michael and Serenity training for their Iceland trip in the White Mountains