Birch

Saving the Glaciers

And the Planet, one tree at a time

On 5 July, Mountaineers of Iceland took another step towards a greener future. A representative from the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland along with two Mountaineers employees managed to plant a considerable number of birch trees in Hólabyggð, south of Langjokull Glacier where Mountaineers operate.

In total, about 10,000 birch trees were planted in the area, making a significant contribution to our goal of carbon neutralizing our operations. As well as absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, the trees will beautify the barren landscape where they were planted. This round of tree planting will cover about 10 hectares of land. This is definitely another step in fulfilling our ultimate dream of creating a beautiful forest with high carbon absorption.

We are also continuing with our other green actions such as following up with adopting new electric snowmobiles that can be charged with Iceland’s renewable energy. This was made possible since our glacier hut was connected to the national grid, enabling us to forever shut down our diesel-fueled power station.

All these steps contribute to a greener and brighter future. We believe that if companies in the tourism sector and beyond join hands, we will be able to bring about an environmental revolution that the world so desperately needs now.

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Varnir gegn smitsjúkdómum.

Íslenska

Okkur hjá Mountaineers of Iceland er mjög hugað að öryggi og heilsu starfsmanna og viðskiptavina okkar.  Það er okkur mjög mikilvægt að halda öllu hreinu hjá okkur.  Í einu og öllu förum við eftir hreinlætisplani sem er í öryggisáætlun okkar og tilmælum Landlæknis er varðar hreinlæti.

Þar af leiðandi höfum við gripið til þessa ráðstafanna vegna Covid-19 og annarra sambærilegra smitsjúkdóma:

- Áður en sest er upp í faratæki okkar þurfa allir að sótthreinsa á sér hendurnar. Einnig áður en komið er í starfsstöðvar okkar við Langjökul til að klæða sig í viðeigandi fatnað.
- Viðskiptavinir fá allir hrein buff (höfuðklúta) til þess að fyrirbyggja snertingu við hjálma.
- Við reynum eftir bestu getu að tryggja að það sé 2 metrar á milli viðskiptavina. Við biðjum einnig viðskiptavini okkar að virða 2 metra regluna.

Allir snertifletir eru þrifnir nokkrum sinnum á dag og einnig eru gallarnir og hjálmarnir spreyjaðir með hreinsiefni eftir notkun með efni sem heitir Virkon. Það er sótthreinsandi efni og drepur alla sýkla sem það kemst í snertingu við. Buffin og hanskarnir eru svo þrifin í lok dag og einungis notuð einu sinni á dag til að koma í veg fyrir smit.

Enska

We at Mountaineers of Iceland are very concerned about the safety and health of our employees and our customers. It is very important for us to keep everything clean. All in all, we follow a hygiene plan that is in our safety plan and the recommendation of the Medical Director of Health regarding hygiene.
As a result, we have taken these measures for Covid-19 and other comparable infectious diseases:

- Before settling into our vehicles, everyone needs to disinfect their hands. Also before coming to our local offices at Langjökull to dress in appropriate clothing.
- Customers are all given a clean buff (headscarf) to prevent helmet contact.
- We try our best to ensure that it is 2 meters between customers. We also ask our clients to respect the 2-meter rule.

All contact surfaces are cleaned several times a day and also the overalls and helmets are sprayed with detergent after use with a substance called Virkon. It is an antiseptic and kills any germs it comes into contact with. The scarves and gloves are then cleaned at the end of the day and used only once a day to prevent infection.