Fiordland first descents – different medium!

our usual camp by manapouri.  good good times

our usual camp by manapouri. good good times

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the lead-in rapid to Percy Burns gorge.  boat at top.  christmas 2009

the lead-in rapid to Percy Burns gorge. boat at top. christmas 2009

een rodway during Prcy Burn, fiordland, first descent 2009

een rodway during Prcy Burn, fiordland, first descent 2009

looking serious, lake monowai, autumn 2011

looking serious, lake monowai, autumn 2011

ewen, looking even more 'serious', electric river

ewen, looking even more ‘serious’, electric river

electric river, (very partial) first descent.  the real deal still awaits up there in the back, with a chopper!

electric river, (very partial) first descent. the real deal still awaits up there in the back, with a chopper!

all pretence of seriousness gone

all pretence of seriousness gone

first descent electric river, fiordland 2011. photo ewen rodway

first descent electric river, fiordland 2011. photo ewen rodway

first overnighter.  this palnned 2 day trip turned to three, with an extra frigid, hungry bivvy...and mayb e almost for!  stay tuned to cumec mag for article.  E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

first overnighter. this palnned 2 day trip turned to three, with an extra frigid, hungry bivvy…and mayb e almost for! stay tuned to cumec mag for article. E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

 E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

 E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

. looking for rocks to plug a hole in my boat. E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

. looking for rocks to plug a hole in my boat. E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

 E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

E eglington first descent June 2011, photo ewen rodway

best mates, fiordland, success.  the only thing that could (did ) make this even better was beer and chips!glowing after coming unscathed out if east eglington first descent

best mates, fiordland, success. the only thing that could (did ) make this even better was beer and chips!
glowing after coming unscathed out if east eglington first descent

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a lover of the beauty of the mountains, coast and other wild open spaces. An adventurer and high-level snowboard freerider / snowboard mountaineer
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