Monday, September 7, 2009

Symphony On Skis

Rankin's Hut, Godley Valley
Finally did the Symphony On Ski over the weekend. It has been a goal of mine for a while now to do a "fast Symphony", so it was amazingly satisfying as Lorenzo, Javi and I skied down to Chancellor Hut on Saturday evening, having started in the darkness earlier that morning from Rankin's Hut in the Godley Valley.
Javi, Grant, Lorenzo- Graham Saddle, with Mt Cook behind us
Skiing down to Chacellor Hut, Fox Glacier
A big thanks to Dynafit for setting us up with a full kit of gear, especially the new Dy.N.A race boot and World Cup race skis.
Also thanks to Yoli, Vio and Fred who meet us at Chancellor with food, dry clothes and sleeping bags.
More details to come.......


  1. Well done! There are not many words I can find to describe that trip, except for maybe epic.

  2. Nice Grant!

    You read my mind (as I just flew into Christchurch today, and was inquiring about the current conditions of Godley).

    Eden/Allah to Franz/Fox ?!

  3. Thanks Carla!
    Yes, epic sums it up well.
    Thanks for visiting!

  4. Cheers Mt Surf
    Eden/Allah to Fox! that would be pretty sweet. Not sure how to go about it, but doable for sure.
    When we were there (a week ago now)there was snow to the valleys, +/- 1000m on the shady aspects at least. Seemed very stable from what we come across, but who know whats happening now?

  5. Hi Grant,

    Yeah, I was under an uninformed assumption that one could (legally) fly in to access the Eden/ Allah region.
    Sounds a bit more ambitious...

    The image of you on Armadillo Saddle sure looks snowy though!

    Have fun with the Tour!


"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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