Last month I was invited on a trip to a zone that I previously didn’t know existed. The backbone of the NZ Southern Alps is primarily accessed near the most popular peaks, but the sections that are most distant from the few and far between kiwi style roads and towns are rarely visited. This is what makes places like the Garden so special.
The details and photos will be kept undercover for the time being, but I will release the full photos and stories around May of next year. If your curiosity gets the best of you, like Splitn2 – Aotearoa backcountry developments on Facebook to see the story when it comes out. Below you will see a couple of the shots from the trip and the boards we were riding:
160 MK2 w/Sparks Bindings – hand built by Splitn2
On the journey back to camp after a 12 hour day on the glaciers
40 hr hibernation – in which I did not step foot outside the tent