Favorite images from Peak to Peak 2013

Well as with all things in life – they come and they go.  At the end of the day all we have left are the memories.  Photo’s can be very nice to help preserve the nice times and I would like to share here our favourite images from Peak to Peak 2013. Thanks to Alan Silva and Tim Taylor also for contributing,

CLICK the above image to see an interactive map of our route on FOLLOWMYSPOT website!

CLICK the above image to see an interactive map of our route on FOLLOWMYSPOT website!

 

Robert Mills and Grant Rawlinson heading up the crater rim towards the summit of Tahurangi Peak, Mt Ruapehu

Robert Mills and Grant Rawlinson heading up the crater rim towards the summit of Tahurangi Peak, Mt Ruapehu. Photo Alan Silva

Grant Rawlinson, Jim Morrow and Robert Mills enjoy the view in the high winds from the summit of Tahurangi. Photo: Alan Silva

Grant Rawlinson, Jim Morrow and Robert Mills enjoy the view in the high winds from the summit of Tahurangi. Photo: Alan Silva

Grant Rawlinson, Jim Morrow and Robert Mills enjoy the view in the high winds from the summit of Tahurangi. Photo: Alan Silva

Grant Rawlinson, Jim Morrow and Robert Mills enjoy the view in the high winds from the summit of Tahurangi. Photo: Alan Silva

Alan Silva, Jim Morrow and Robert Mills descend the crater wall of Mt Ruapehu after reaching the summit.

Alan Silva, Jim Morrow and Robert Mills descend the crater wall of Mt Ruapehu after reaching the summit.

Alan Silva starting the cycle down the slopes of Mt Ruapehu towards Taumaranui.

Alan Silva starting the cycle down the slopes of Mt Ruapehu towards Taumaranui.

Grant Rawlinson starting the paddle in the 'Divorce Machine' inflatable kayak down the Whanganui River.

Grant Rawlinson starting the paddle in the ‘Divorce Machine’ inflatable kayak down the Whanganui River. Photo Alan Silva.

Kayakers on the banks of the Whanganui river.

Kayakers on the banks of the Whanganui river.

Campsite 'Poukaria' on the banks of the Whanganui river.

Campsite ‘Poukaria’ on the banks of the Whanganui river.

Canadian kayaks line the banks of the Whanganui river.

Canadian kayaks line the banks of the Whanganui river.

Grant Rawlinson paddles the final 20km stretch of the 245km  to Whanganui town.

Grant Rawlinson paddles the final 20km stretch of the 245km to Whanganui town.

Alan Silva and Grant Rawlinson enjoying the paddling in the rain.

Alan Silva and Grant Rawlinson enjoying the paddling in the rain.

Low could lines the banks of the Whanganui river as we paddle in the rain

Low cloud lines the banks of the Whanganui river as we paddle in the rain

Alan Silva and Grant Rawlinson in the middle of the Cook Strait.

Alan Silva and Grant Rawlinson in the middle of the Cook Strait. Photo Tim Taylor.

Tim Taylor approaching Arapawa Island after paddling the Cook Strait.

Tim Taylor approaching Arapawa Island after paddling the Cook Strait.

Grant Rawlinson takes a photo of the Tory Channel  entrance after paddling across the Cook Strait from Makara beach in Wellington.

Grant Rawlinson takes a photo of a ferry exiting the Tory Channel entrance after paddling across the Cook Strait from Makara beach in Wellington. Photo Tim Taylor.

A ferry enters the Tory channel as seen from Arapawa Island.

A ferry enters the Tory channel as seen from Arapawa Island.

Who is that in the paper?

Who is that in the paper?

Another day, another puncture on the ride south towards Mt Cook.

Another day, another puncture on the ride south towards Mt Cook. Photo Alan Silva.

Alan Silva getting wet during a rain storm on the cycle south.

Alan Silva getting wet during a rain storm on the cycle south.

Alan Silva enjoys a rest break on the cycle south.

Alan Silva enjoys a rest break on the cycle south.

Alan Silva cycles along the Kaikoura coastline.

Alan Silva cycles along the Kaikoura coastline.

Alan Silva cycles past Lake Tekapo.

Alan Silva cycles past Lake Tekapo.

Enjoying a rest break on the ride south.

Enjoying a rest break on the ride south.

Alan Silva climbs steep moraine above the Tasman Glacier on the way to Cinerama Col.

Alan Silva climbs steep moraine above the Tasman Glacier on the way to Cinerama Col.

Grant Rawlinson just visible on centre right about to cross under the Anzac peaks on avalanche and rock fall threatened slopes.

Grant Rawlinson just visible on centre right about to cross under the Anzac peaks on avalanche and rock fall threatened slopes. Photo Alan Silva.

Alan Silva climbs the summit ride on Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Alan Silva climbs the summit ride on Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Alan Silva climbs the summit rocks on Aoraki Mt Cook.

Alan Silva climbs the summit rocks on Aoraki Mt Cook.

Grant Rawlinson on the summit of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Grant Rawlinson on the summit of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Photo Alan Silva.

Alan Silva enjoys his 7th time on the summit of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Alan Silva enjoys his 7th time on the summit of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Alan Silva descending the summit rocks on Aoraki/ Mt Cook.

Alan Silva descending the summit rocks on Aoraki/ Mt Cook.

Alan Silva descending through the crevasses on the Linda Glacier.

Alan Silva descending through the crevasses on the Linda Glacier.

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Posted on January 18, 2014, in Peak to Peak 2013 and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hey Axe! Gotta admit I’m getting weary of congratulating you on completing your amazing feats of endurance and spectacular photography. Not really, I thoroughly enjoy your adventures and can’t wait to get back up high myself – after renovating the house!!
    Will call in for a visit one day for a quick “Singapore Sling” and maybe a few local beers!!
    How in hell do you get so much time off work? Ciao, old buddy
    do all that I want!
    do all that I want

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  2. Concrete pills in large supply, Axe. Great photos, though they clearly don’t capture the volume of beasting you guys gave yourselves on this adventure.

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  3. Sorry, that was me posting above

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  4. Start again. Concrete pills in large supply, Axe. Love the amount of beasting you guys give yourselves – not fun at the time but great after it’s all over and done

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