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Heliskiing in NZ Southern Alps – Winter 2015

Winter 2015 – It’s already looking exciting!   With the recent cold temps and snowfalls blasting the South Island of NZ, quite a few people have been out playing the snow and thoughts are already turning to the ski and heli-ski season. It looking like it will be a super busy season already and if […]

NZ Heliskiing – Winter 2014

Winter has now well and truly arrived here in the Southern Lakes Region.  Over 2 meters of snow has fallen in the last 10 days and the conditions out the back have been nothing less than incredible!  In the last few weeks we’ve been out enjoying some really excellent snow and calm conditions but it […]

Ascents, Snow and more snow

For the last 6 days I’ve been hanging out with John Holdsworth up at the head of the Tasman Glacier in Mt Cook National Park.  John is a visiting Brit with a great sense of humor which “occasionally” turns into sarcasm and dry wit – basically a pretty fun chap to hang out with for […]

Ascents

Louise Yeaman on the summit of Mt Aspiring The Southern Alps of New Zealand offer countless opportunities for ascents, many above 3,000 metres.  From technical ice and snow routes, alpine rock adventures and gentle snow slopes the southern alps have something for everyone. Some of the more popular ascents above 3,000 metres are: Aoraki Mt […]

Speedriding from the Summit Ice Cap of Aoraki Mt Cook

Well after 4 years of wanting to do it I finally manged to get a none work period to coincide with a good weather window and a chance at making a speedriding descent off the top of Mt Cook.           In the end it turned into a 36 hour round trip […]

Heliskiing in NZ Southern Alps – Winter 2015

24 April 2015

Winter 2015 – It’s already looking exciting!   With the recent cold temps and snowfalls blasting the South Island of NZ, quite a few people have been out playing the snow and thoughts are already turning to the ski and heli-ski season. It looking like it will be a super busy season already and if […]

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Nepal – Technical Expedition Course – March 2015

02 December 2014

Expedition Outline In the pre-monsoon season of 2015 Vertical Resources is running a 32 day expedition to Nerikha Peak and Lobuje East as part of a Technical Expedition Course (TEC).   This TEC is aimed at giving you basic to intermediate skills to run your own simple expedition or be a member on a more technically […]

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Putha Hiunchuli – A successful Expedition without a Summit.

08 November 2014

During the month of October, 10, almost complete strangers came together to make an attempt on a 7246m peak in a remote region of Nepal – The Lower Dolpo. Joining us were another 11 Nepali Staff. These men had worked together in the past but to us they were also strangers. On the 5th of […]

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Storms, Yakemn and Plan Changes

19 October 2014

An adventure is an activity with an unknown outcome …… If this definition is true then we’ve been having a HUGE adventure. By now you may have heard that the central himalaya’s bore the brunt of another tropical storm and that larghe number of people were killed or are missing in the Annapurna and Dolpo […]

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Putha Hiunchuli – The Approach

09 October 2014

Over the last 4 days the Jagged Globe, Putha Hiunchuli team has been making it’s way up through the Lower Dolpo Trail from Juphal to our current location of Karkott (3300m). The region is very dry, dust storms, donkey dust, narrow trails and deep river gorges are giving us daily challenges and rewards. The Team […]

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Expeditions 2014 / 2015

23 September 2014

It’s Super Exciting! Soph and I are off to Nepal on the 28th for almost 9 months.  We’ve got a range of trips up our sleeves mixed in with Tandem Paragliding, some NGO work and trying to come to grips with the Nepali Language.   The Plan October 3 – November 4th Putha Hiunchli – […]

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NZ Heliskiing – Winter 2014

14 August 2014

Winter has now well and truly arrived here in the Southern Lakes Region.  Over 2 meters of snow has fallen in the last 10 days and the conditions out the back have been nothing less than incredible!  In the last few weeks we’ve been out enjoying some really excellent snow and calm conditions but it […]

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Elbow Injury – The long road back to climbing

29 April 2014

It has litterally been over 4 1/2 years since I felt I have been able to go rockclimbing properly.  In that time I have felt unmotivated, depressed, a bit angry and feeling like I was lacking "something".  Friends would ask me to go climbing and my constant refusals led them to think that I was […]

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