The North Face NZ Team jump in a heli and go for a spin in the high country outside of Wanaka hoping to ski the southeast face of Mt Tyndall. After a brief 8am rendezvous at the Harris Mountain Heli office in town and a quick hit of caffeine, the team load up the chopper and fly into the upper Matukituki Valley, lifting up and heading deep into the surrounding mountains. With a solid snow pack, minimal risk of avalanches and a fresh cover of white fluffy stuff, they pick off lines from the heli like kids in candy store. Mt Aspiring and Rob Roy Glacier set the backdrop as the team hover above wild unskied faces pointing their fingers at where they?d like to go, the chopper banks and moments later they?re standing on top waiting to drop.Extra thanks to Harris Mountain Heli Guides Whitney Thurlow Meyer and Geoff Small.Filmed Edited & Directed by Tim Pierce timpierceblog.com zerosandones.co.nz twitter.com/?tghpierceMusic: Artist: Broadcast 2000 Track: The Outsider steps inside instrumental broadcast2000.co.ukThe North Face High Country Heli 2011 >>Related posts:North Face: Heli Edit Everyone read the news in September that Tom Wallisch, Mike...The North Face Freeski Open 2011: Day 2 Slopestyle finals Video highlights of the slopestyle finals right here for your...The North Face Freeski Open 2011: Day 3 Halfpipe finals Look out for the introduction to NZ of the infamous...
In The North Face’s ongoing search to uncover new and progressive outdoor talent, the company sought out alternatives to the traditional freestyle skiing and snowboarding competition structure. The All Mountain Open Series (AMOS) is a first of it’s kind digital platform where skiers and snowboarders submit a dream big mountain competition run, shot from anywhere in North America, Canada and Europe.
Peak2Park Weekly Social Media Challenges—
Each Tuesday leading up to the final video submission deadlines, The North Face Peak2Park will be hosting weekly social media contests through Instagram and Facebook. We'll be giving away new GoPros, Rossignol skis and snowboards, LOOK bindings and gear from The North Face.