New Zealand

New Zealand 2014

Over the Months of July to Mid November I was fortunate enough to spend my time on the road getting aquanted with the different regions of the vast South Island of New Zealand. Within these few months I went hut bouncing all the way from Nelson Lakes on the Northern End to the boarder of Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National park with trips all inbetween. For 3 months I lived out of a 45 liter Eddie Bauer Arc light back pack and bounced around both living and skiing off the land and hospitality of friends that I’ve gotten to know over the years, mainly Chris Rayner, Ryan Nicol (and roommates), Adam Flemming, Jaimie Splatt and Pow Slash Wigley.

Here is a writeup of 2014 from Ryan Nicol and Pow Slash Wigley

AA New Zealand

Back in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Getting back into Winter in the Canterbury Ski Fields

Getting back into Ski Mountaineering

OZ Splitfest with Firstlight Snowboards and Adam West

Muller Hut: A Mission back into Mount Cook National Park

Craigieburn Traverse and Temple Basin Splitfest

A Brief Stint in the Craigieburns and the Remarkables

Heading into the Routeburns

Spending time in Nelson National park at Angelus Hut

And then winter returned…….Temple Basin

And we went out to the Macaulay Valley

Before doing an Epic 18 day traverse of Mount Cook and Westland National Parks

After that I decided to the North Island and check out Mt Ruapehu

Than return to the Otago Country and Remarkables on the South Island

With my last trip being Mt. Clark in Mt. Aspiring National Park