Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Long weekend in Tongariro national park, Pura Vida!

This weekend was all about improvisation. Pointed in a rough direction with one goal, run some nice clean drops and hang out in the sun with the crew...

  Ladislav ┼ávarc lookin' for the sweet spot. P- Sam R.

Tongariro National park is such an amazing place for its vast variety of scenery and landscape, and the quality of its whitewater. As you can see the Tongariro river is a stunning place, crystal blue water and its crazy carved ignimbrite canyons. We started the mission off with a lap on this sexy boof.

 Palo and Zuzana (Slovakia).

Saturday night was a sweet fiesta at the boys house in Okere Falls, we woke in the morning feeling a little jaded, but that didn't damper our motivation to get up and go sunday morning! Good times.

 Chris Madden at Poutu Falls

 Lovin' it!
 Chris Madden Stompin' Ferociously 

Sami Fuchs eating it up! (Last 7 Pictures- Greg Clark)

Next up Poutu Falls, Super nice clean 20 footer to have some fun on! We all ran several laps, stoked on life. Good times, good lines and an awesome bunch of friends. Johannes Warmbier however... Decided to fall backwards 4 metres off the side of the creek while walking up to the waterfall! we were all freaked out, and suprised he didn't injure himself. turns out a tree saved him from falling another 3 metres onto rocks!! Rude Boys chur Flozzy

Greg Clark getting creative with his photography! P- Chris Madden

Sequence- Chris Madden.

 Mr. Sean (Young Jedi) Curtis styling the falls. P- Sam R
P- Greg Clark
We all camped out at lake Otamangakau, lite a fire and watched the sun set into a clear night accompanied by a few Gin an Tonic's. Sounds pretty romantic.. Because it was! Good times with the crew, Sami Fuchs, Chris Madden, Johannes Warmbier (Flozzy Wozzy), Greg clark and Ladislav (Lady Slayer), Palo and Zuzana from Slovakia and Young Jedi (Sean Curtis).

Next on the list was Tree Trunk, after a good 2 hours of scouting and contemplating we decided it was too high, 1-2 more weeks and its on. BOOYA!

 Tawhai falls. P- Greg Clark
Palo getting a face full of it.

Such a sweet weekend, couldn't of asked for better weather and good vibes all around!
Lifes good, after falling, drinking and talking copious amounts of shit its time to leave and go back to work!

I've demoted myself to a weekend warrior for the next 3 months. Saving coin for the next mission, Quebec!

Pura Vida

1 comment:

  1. wtf? friends from NZ and friends from Slovakia together? ahhh