You have found Erik Bradshaw’s website listing some of his random adventures. Please let me know what you think. If you have listened to one of my talks and there is something I have mentioned that interests you then let me know. I’ll be more than happy to add a few words. You can email [...]
Below is an article I wrote for the 2011 New Zealand Alpine Journal. I have split it into the 7 sections with a photo album for each.
The dream is simple. To travel free and fast in the snowy mountains. Not to be a beast of burden to heavy gear. To feel freedom, joy, and to travel with a light heart where your spirit knows of no boundaries. Every peak is easily ascended and the downhills are enjoyed with bounty. This is [...]
The next day it’s as windy as hell (hurricane force) – Greg says it’s a good day to be in port and a bad day to be at Cape Horn! The wind is howling through the rigging and people lean at a steep angle along the causeway into town. We begin buying food by the [...]
We’re in the Indian Himalaya and there’s a billion people around here somewhere, but we can’t find even one to sell us a cup of chai. As we chew on our last chapatti we mull over the 11 days that had got us to this point – somewhere on a high altitude, snow covered and [...]
In the first section from St Arnaud to Lewis Pass I broke one of my skis in half. Fortunately I managed to borrow my wife’s pair and modify the bindings so they fitted my boots. This worked well for the first 2 days but then I began breaking the bindings – life was looking grim [...]
One of my curiosities is whether my concepts of light and fast, of being able to walk and ski easily over mixed terrain is as applicable in North America as in New Zealand. With the exception of ski field roads there are not many ways to drive to the snow in NZ, hence my concept [...]