Posts Tagged ‘Temple Basin’

Episodes 4 and 5 of A NZ Freeride Story span across the Southern Hemisphere from New Zealand to Argentina.

The NZ Clubbies are infamous around the world for their rope tows and are quickly gaining a reputation for pumping out serious big mountain freeriders.  I’ve cut my teeth here in competitive big mountain riding and Episode 4 at Temple Basin highlights the potential here.

 

 

In Episode 5, A NZ Freeride Story heads to Argentina and back to New Zealand to chase snow and show another side of freeriding – splitboarding.

 

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Earlier this season I was approached by good friend, Lachlan Humphreys of the Daily Dump Snow Report to see if I would be interested in collaborating on a filming project for the 2013 NZ Winter season.  Given the time frame and what we were looking to accomplish, I agreed and A NZ Freeride Story was born.

 

We took the month of August to shoot four episodes and will re-visit the project for the final two episodes in early October.  Although the official episodes are not yet released, I thought I would post a few photos and videos highlighting what we’ve been up to so far.

 

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Getting it done at the Opening Ceremony for the World Heli Challenge.

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Lachlan getting the shot and generally pointing the camera at my at all opportunities.

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Stef Zeestraten deep in the white room behind TC.

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Same TC zone, different characters – Patagonia Ambassadors and Jones Riders Alex Yoder and Forest Shearer scoping my backyard.

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Helluva surprise birthday party thrown into the middle.  Thanks Sofi and Richie!

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We were stoked to spend 5 days at Temple Basin, NZ’s freeride mecca with Chief of Operations and bad ass Todd Windle.

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Sitting at the top of a ridge waiting to drop at the Black Diamond Big Mountain at Temple Basin.

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Hiking lines at Temple with a posse scattered down the ridge.

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Freshies at Treble Cone.

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Lake Wanaka water sports.

Lachlan’s winning edit for the World Heli Challenge ION Clip:

Sneak preview of Episode 2 of a NZ Freeride Story – Lachlan’s edit for the World Heli Challenge:

 

 

I rarely get to use a head cam, but here are a few shots from an afternoon mission with Ruari MacFarlane after we both blew out of the Black Diamond Big Mountain Event….

Here’s a little edit some filmers put together from six days  of competition spread out over a few days…  I got roped into narrating the video, I think they must like the thick American accent!

 

I had the pleasure of spending a bit of time with Shane O this past season shredding lines in the New Zealand Clubfields as well deeper in the backcountry.  In the final episode of The Clubbies you get a glimpse into the eyes of a snowboarder who’s seen more terrain in NZ than most see in a life time.