I arrived in Innsbruck, on the 22nd of October and really did not expect to really be skiing until December. With most resorts still not open I have somehow managed to have my best October/November of skiing ever!
We mountain biked, road biked, wake boarded, paddle boarded, sailed the English Channel, sailed in dinghies, managed a forrest, camped, partied, swam in the sea, BBQ'ed on beaches, mad and had a really, REALLY good time.
Innsbruck, Austria is truly a tremendous place! For 3 Months from the end of January I skied and filmed there. I got some great skiing, discovered epic resorts and bc terrain, had some excellent filming opportunities, learnt some Deutsch and made really really good friends
After biking 1273.8km over 26 days and climbing to over 2000m we have finished! This was the hardest week but also the most rewarding. We rode from Batticaloa at sea level to Nuwara Eliya at over 2000m and descended back to Negombo at sea level.
After a 113 km day fighting into the wind we made it to the Karaveddy Preschool! It was an interesting week of biking with muscle cramps, a tooth infection, a gigantic thunderstorm, a mixed religion festival, wild elephants and many interesting places and people.
We have begun our journey around Sri Lanka, 291.3 km biked! It is far to hot, just carrying enough water is hard, even the sea is warm. But the food is epic and cheap and almost every single person smiles and waves - lovely people!
The Fundraising Evening in Queenstown, NZ went off with a bang! We raised $3135.81 NZD with the help of the very generous bunch below. With the funds raised online this takes us to a total of $4563.21 NZD
Back in March while skiing in Whistler I did some filming work for White Room Productions in the Tantalus Mountain range. The Film is now out and touring the World! Come and see it in Christchurch, NZ on the 5th of Dec!!!
On Wednesday I had an arthroscopy surgery on my left knee. The procedure was a partial resection of a small tear in the lateral meniscus. All went well and I still have 60% of the lateral meniscus remaining in that knee.
In mid Sept I traveled to what would have been the Xtreme FWQ 4* Freeride comp at Ruapehu, it was canceled due to lack of funding (competence) But I went anyway just see and ski with a very good old friend and some other great people too...
Well well, yesterday was the finals at Remarks and holy shit! In the words of the event organiser, Cam Craigehead "people aren't dying when they should be". Thankfully they didn't but the level of risk is starting to make me think twice about these comps.
I was rung in to ski for the K Jet team in the Peak 2 Peak on Saturday after Dave Fahey had to work. Days. 2 days later I was skiing from a Heli. 2 days after that I was shreding with my mates at The Remarkables NZ.