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Review: Voile Women’s Artisan

Review: Voile Women’s Artisan

I’ve got to admit that it was pretty terrifying dropping  over 2 weeks wages on the necessary gear to begin my splitboarding journey. What if I hated splitboarbing? What if the board was super sucky? What if I couldn’t get the hang of it?! Enter the beautiful Voile Women’s Artisan Split!

Inspiration

Inspiration

Inspiration is a funny thing…at the moment I’m finding it in all sorts of unusual places. A news article about an unfortunate climber’s death on Mt Cook led me to an afternoon of researching the hugely inspiring life of Sir Edmund Hillary, which left a burning desire to conquer my metaphorical and physical mountains.  Watching […]

Progress

Progress

Sitting in my armchair, enjoying the afternoon sun, reflecting on a busy weekend of splitboarding at Temple Basin…and I realise that it’s all worthwhile. The early mornings, cold fingers & toes, car camping, the scream of my poor lungs when I’m slogging it out uphill, the sore muscles, the bruises, the teeny weeny bank balance….yep […]

I Must Be A Pessimist

I Must Be A Pessimist

I ALWAYS complain about the wind. 

Wonderful Wye

Wonderful Wye

I topped out at just over 1950m, changed over from ski mode and strapped myself in pausing for a moment to breathe in the crisp mountain air and admire the sheer grandeur of the back side of The Remarkables. Had it not been for the 4 ski tourers heading back into resort, I would have […]

snacks

snacks

It might sound obvious, but splitboarding is a seriously demanding sport, so keeping our bodies properly fueled helps us travel further and ride longer. Personally I feel that my body behaves better when I don’t eat grain-heavy foods,  which means I have to put a little more thought into what I’m going to chow down […]

Ortovox Free Rider

To say that I am fussy would be a MASSIVE understatement, although I prefer to say that I know what I like, and what I don’t like. This often leads to having to “settle” for something that isn’t 100% what I am looking for, or to simply giving up. In the case of the Ortovox […]

Mountain Time

Mountain Time

The past two weeks have felt like a small eternity, I’ve sat by anxiously waiting, peering at the mountains from my window or standing in awe of the grandeur surrounding me. The freezing mornings watching my breath as I walked to work, and the stunning sunsets were all filled with the thoughts of climbing to […]

First Tracks

First Tracks

The arrival of the very pretty Voile Artisan led to a very busy afternoon. As soon as I had unpacked the giant box,  I was collecting my things to head out the door for a very important mission which looked  a little like this: get skins trimmed buy skin savers buy a new shovel, probe and […]

and so the story begins…

and so the story begins…

this beautiful beast arrived in the post a few weeks back! literally months of research, planning and overall excitement went into even being able to find this board. due to genetics, I was blessed to be a woman, and a shorty who for the most part could not find a men’s splitboard to suit the […]

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