Friday, March 28, 2008
It took us 4 and a half days to do the trip at a pretty leisurely pace. The following two pictures are from our first camp site - in an awsome cave. It provided shelter from the weather and a good place to have a few drinks at the end of the day.
The river was mostly grade 3 whitewater with a few grade 4 rapids and a grade 5 rapid to keep things interesting.
Definitely a very good way to start off our time in the states. 4 days on a spectacular river with an awsome crew.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Our food was resupplied by Dando the helicopter pilot approximatly every 8 days
The crew on the main divide
Me strutting my stuff
Big hills, small people
Stopped by Otehake hot springs, found some fellas to wave fronds over us! hehehe
The calm before the storm, we got stuck here for 3 days waiting out the rain, a river had a few lakes had formed by the time we left.
Playing in the snow, crevasse rescue exercise.
Contemplating what line to take
Cooking on Waimak col, great veiw of the glaciers
Walking out of the moutains
Taking a bath, the water was freezing!
There are so many photos its hard to choose what to show you, but anyway you get the picture, we had awsome weather until the end on our moutaineering section, where it rained and snowed. But an awesome trip.
Wel'l keep you posted on our next adventure we fly out to the States in 2 days time, watch this space...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Here the team minus Jdog after a skin up, about to go down one of the basins for a big smile session.
Jared in the middle of a run, shuffle the powder a bit. Since it's there, might as well shake it
Hans after a near miss on a rock, but styling as usual down a shoot.A dude, like many others, taking his AK47 for a wander. It's midday in the snow, by the stage 1 gondola station
Tangmarg, the village below to which we would quite often ski, all the way through the tree, in knee deep powder. From there, Tata Sumo taxis would pick us u for another ride. We sometimes spend the 13km up hanging at the back, skiing a rutted snowed road with no sight of what's coming up and our skis squeezed underneath the back bumper/exhaust of the jeep. Good times!Dogs here have brought fashion to kennels and developed an attractive, easy to use and versatile alternative to the out-of-date standard wooden box. Here pictured during a street performance.
More monkeys hanging in town, checking each others fur for fleas
Hans after an unfortunate landing. That's after him worming for a wee while to get his head out.