Mark’s diverse skill set serendipitously landed him a place on what was dubbed “the most audacious and potentially groundbreaking polar expedition in a generation”. He and two teammates used snow-kites to reach the most remote mountain on Earth – The Spectre, in the Gothic Mountains of Antarctica.
In this episode we talk about Brian’s evolution as a climber and then as a bikepacker. We also talk about the evolution of mountaineering in New Zealand, including the style of climbing in New Zealand in the late 80s and 90s and the positives of mentorship in the New Zealand Alpine Team.
Maddy had never gone tramping before she headed off on an Outward Bound course as an 18 year old. It totally changed the course of her life and she has been immersed in the New Zealand outdoor scene ever since. She joined the Otago University Tramping Club, later becoming the OUTC president, and has spentContinue reading “#7 University club culture and falling in love with alpine adventures – Maddy Whittaker”
Jess Hotter went from the local slopes of Turoa Skifield to shredding the Freeride World Tour.