Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Jane and Gena beside a crevasse like cornice failure.
Gena has picked up some sponsorship from his impressive string of results in ski mountaineering races here in NZ and wanted to do a pose down in his suit.Gena in full Lycra, with the Grey Range and a full moon in the back ground, Mt Cheeseman summit.
Craig putting in the "boot pack" on half moon ridge.Craig and I set the course the day before the race, again the morning of and then I set it AGAIN during the race! It was snowing and blowing a huge amount and we changed the course a little because of wind.
Racers during the boot pack section in "The Planets"
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Dynafit Ski Mountaineering Gear- Well before I became the New Zealand importer/distributor of Dynafit I was 100% pumped on the Dynafit binding/boot system and their light weight touring skis. Add the full range of clothes, packs, poles, skins and accessories and its no wonder why Dynafit is the number 1 brand in ski touring/ski mountaineering and the Dynafit line of bindings is the choice of racers, recreational and extreme ski tourers in the world. http://www.dynafit.co.nz/ iclimb.co.nz is an online shop run by Glenn (the master mind behind mountainz.co.nz). This is where I go for hardware like my Simond Ocelot Hyperlight axe , 820MXC axe and Caiman alloy crampons. As well these light weight ice axes and crampons from Simond, Glenn stocks a range of axes, crampons, 'biners and accessories from Simond and a range of Mont Bell products, including shell wear, tents and sleeping bags. Great products at amazing wholesale prices! http://www.iclimb.co.nz/ Julbo Eye Wear is a French company started by an optometrist over 100yrs ago that has a great range of sun glasses and goggles. Its hard to pick a favorite of the range, but it would have to be the Race sunnies. For a full review of the Race check out the 2008/09 summer issue of The Climber magazine. For stockists contact Snoworld - 03 366 1122 Suunto watches are the standard by what all others are measured. Trail running or ski touring my Suunto is with me, logging my vertical, telling me my heart rate and I can even see what time it is! brandex.co.nz
I am pretty excited to announce a new sponsor- Fuel Me, NZ's Endurance Sport Specialists.
Andrew and the team at Fuel Me have over 8 years in the sport's nutrition industry and carry only the highest quality sports nutrition and training gear. Their top selling brands include Skins, 2XU, Cliff,Leppin and Cytomax, as well as my personal favorite, Gu.
"If it's not going to work 100% for you, we're not going to sell it to you" attitude, teamed up with a 30 day correct fit Guarantee and the best prices around, you really can't go wrong with Fuel Me.
Friday, August 1, 2008
-10/11 Mt Vernon Run Up- 7km up and down Mt Vernon, +/-450m - 3rd 35min00sec
-21/11 Molesworth- 84.7km Ultra from Molesworth Station to Hanmer Springs. 3rd, 7hr44mins
-01/11- Flagpole Run Up- 19km-5th, 1hr40min
-12/11- Mt Vernon Run Up- 7km up and down Mt Vernon- 6th, 36min54sec
-07/03- Avalanche Peak Challange- 23km mt run, summiting 1823m Avalanche Peak-6th, 2hr23min05sec
09/05- Routeburn Classic- 32.6 km race on the Routeburn Track- 6th place, 3hr 12min