A SELF-SUPPORTED ICELANDIC TRAVERSE

fat biking the Reykjanes Ridge

Written by Secret Compass

Along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge forms our world’s longest mountain range. While nearly all of it lies below the ocean’s surface, separating the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates in the north and the African and South American plates in the south, in Iceland it rises from the land to form the Reykjanes Ridge, dividing the country north to south.

In August of 2018, Giorgio Frattale and Francesco D’Alessio of Italy took on the 344 mile traverse, following the ridge to complete what they’ve dubbed the Iceland Divide. Self-supported they packed all they needed onto two wheels and set off into a land of howling winds, imposing glaciers and lava ash.

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