Friday, September 11, 2009

SOS- Final Preparations

Javi and Lorenzo give the thumps up to our pilots 8yr old son that came along from the ride. We had to navigate by moon light and head torch to the hill side sticking out just in front of the coppers nose, that's where the Rutherford Stream comes out.
We opted to fly in to Rankin's Hut via helicopter from Mt Cook Village for the Symphony last Friday night, rather than trying to access the upper Godley by 4wd. The weather window opened and we wanted to make the most of it!
One final check of the map by candle light before our chocolate and fruit dessert
We flew into Rankin's Hut with nothing more than our day packs for skiing and some pre cooked pasta, hence no sleeping bags.....
What time? GO TIME!
Stay tuned for more...........

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"The skier who forsakes the lifts to climb under his own power to a mountain summit is a very different person from the downhill only piste basher and is often regarded by the latter as something of a curiosity.
But he was the creator of the sport; and possibly with him lies the future"
-Robin Fedden, The book of Europen Skiing, 1966
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