On our second day of off-road driving in Iceland, Brandon and I have been pressured to sort out a protracted, uphill and snow-covered mountain vary. We had no concept how a lot snow there can be, how excessive the mountain climbed, or whether or not we might even make it to the opposite facet. However I knew we needed to attempt!
In the long run, we climbed for a number of hours earlier than realizing we might go no additional. The wind was blowing at near 90-miles-per-hour, snow and ice was blinding our imaginative and prescient and we have been afraid that we’d get caught within the dangerous climate if we tried to proceed any additional. So, after spending half the day going up the mountain, pushing our bikes many of the approach and struggling to see the place we have been going, we needed to flip round and return the identical approach we got here.
Whereas this second was the turning level for Brandon (the purpose when he realized he was now not having enjoyable), I had a blast pushing our bicycles up the mountain, getting blasted by ice crystals, and looking out up each as soon as and some time, solely to appreciate that we have been standing in some of the stunning locations on the planet.