Winter finally arrived with a flourish, and we headed out for a Mt Somers adventure in the snow, high above the Canterbury Plains. The plan was to run the complete route of Mt Somers, to which DOC attribute 26km and 12-14 hours of tramping, a two day hike, staying one night at Woolshed Creek Hut. […]
The Challenge. Complete ALL 9 of New Zealand’s Great Walks in less than 7 days 550km of trail running (including 145km of kayaking) 15km+ of ascent in total 3,200km of logistics between the Great Walks Previous Record: 9 days, 23 hours (Ben Southall, Luke Edwards & Patrick Kinsella) Which Trail to choose? I was lucky […]
What do you get when you take incredible mountain scenery and add a few sightings of grizzly bears and 1000 crazy ultra runners? The answer, it seems, is the Grizzly Ultra; a grueling 50km race for teams of five, two or those who want to take on the trails solo.
The Mt Robson was an awe inspiring event in an incredible landscape just over the border of Alberta into British Columbia. The fifth running of the event in 2015 saw the route extended, increasing the previous marathon route by 8km to become an ultra; clocking in at a round 50km. The Route. Length: 50km Ultra […]
Length: ~46km Ascent: ~1500m Start Height: 1690m Highest Point: 2480m Finish Height: 1160m The Jasper Skyline is one of those must-do trails in Canada. If you’re into mountain hikes, or even if you’re not it’s an incredible route that’s designed for 2-3 days walking, or you can run it in a day like we did. […]
The Route. Length: ~32km Ascent: ~1250m Run Type: Out and Back Loop Start/Finish Height: 1550m Highest Point: 2280m Summer running in the Rockies is a joy to the senses. Lush green forests, sun-baked trails and a heap of elevation to get the muscles pumping. This was my first trip out to Banff National Park and […]
The High-50 Challenge was a true mountain challenge, played out over the length and breadth of NZ, to raise awareness for Mental Health New Zealand.
A 10 day tramping adventure from Whataroa to Harihari across the Gardens of Eden and Allah ice plateaus in New Zealand.
A film and blog, documenting a personal challenge of growth by running up 52 mountains across New Zealand, all within a calendar year.