Archive for November, 2011

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



A couple weeks ago I posted about our trip to Brewster Hut earlier this season.  Lachlan Humphreys of The Daily Dump Snow Report was an integral member of the team and recently put this video together from the trip.  As described, it was a warm up for what ensued.


I’ve had the pleasure to get to know the producers of RAD Film Productions over the past two seasons in Japan as they have come in hordes to test the bottomless supply of Japanese pow-pow.  Earlier this season I was asked to host their athletes during their stay in New Zealand.  I accepted the offer in a heart beat knowing the Danish skiers and riders were a talented bunch and definitely knew how to play the internationally acclaimed game – drink the beer.  Although the boys didn’t put a complete section together for their film, FRIDGE (See the teaser here), they were able to put a clip together for a tv series.  They recently premiered FRIDGE in Copenhagen and it looked fun!  Check it out:



Klaus Elmer, the videographer also recently sent this clip along from one of our afternoon’s up at Treble Cone.  Nothing special, but a fun kiwi pow day, tussock drops and all.