The Mountain is Europe’s Strongest Man… Without Even Trying!



He is nothing like a real human. He looks just like a giant character from one of those kiddies storybooks. Little wonder why he is called “The Mountain”.

The Mountain
Image Credit: Facebook/Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson – The Mountain

The mountain that rides!

Big, strong, and brawny, the Iceland-born Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson became ‘Europe’s Strongest Man,’ a title he won earlier in the week. This victory comes on the back of his success with setting ‘deadlift record’ and also clinching the ‘Arnold Strongman Classic’ award for 2018.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an actor, professional strongman and was a basketball player at a time. His alias ‘the mountain’ is from his role in the HBO blockbuster series ‘Game of Thrones.’

Again, he was the winner of this week’s ‘Manliest Moments,’ an award put together by Men’sHealth immediately after winning Europe’s Strongest Man award.

His triumph across Europe was a factor to his clinching the ‘Manliest Moments’ spot. But you can’t takeaway the fact that his almost unreal power exhibition got everyone mesmerized. How can a single human lift several hundred-pound boulders without even breaking a sweat!

Cruising through boulders!

According to his Instagram post which secured him the designation, ‘The Mountain’ expressed how he was only using the boulders-lifting act as a warm-up to the competition because he has got his eyes on, ‘The World’s Strongest Man.’

In his own words, “I only had to finish one stone to get my 4th Europe’s Strongest Man title!” Björnsson wrote. “I decided to walk through the stones comfortably and use it as a warm-up in my preparation for World’s Strongest Man!”

He only needed to raise one boulder to clinch his 4th Europe’s Strongest Man award. However, he chose to have fun while mesmerizing the world as he calmly took on all of the boulders. Well, you’re right, I think I am going to be sick! The mountain according to reports, has hauled a washing machine some 15 feet away from him.

The ‘World’s Strongest Man’ competition is billed for May 6th and Björnsson is already getting fired up as we would see him try to lift a trailer over his head with a single finger.