Diaries Down Under 2013 - Mid-Winter Man Mission

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Diaries Down Under 2013 – Mid-Winter Man Mission

Aussie Ryan Tiene jetted into Queenstown to hook up with the DDU crew for essentially a “stag do without strippers.” Helishredding, camping, guns and fireworks ensue.

Riders: Ryan Tiene, Nick Hyne, Mitch Brown, Jake Koia, Nick Brown

It’s mid-winter here in New Zealand, it’s awesome and Episode 2 is here! For this episode we live out some of every mans dream! Golf, helicopters, guns, crossbows, fireworks and not to forget a whole lot of untouched snow!

It was time for another mind blowing mission, and what better way to spice things up than to bring in some fresh meat! Ryan Tiene, one of Australia’s finest, joined us for some mid winter shenanigans! 

The whole crew, including Red Bull rider Jake Koia, Nick Brown, Ryan Tiene, Nick Hyne and Mitch Brown start the man mission off with a heli ride to the pristine mountains around Queenstown. Endless white peaks, and with the help of the heli, all we had to do was choose which one we wanted to start shredding first!

After a long day, we were back in the heli and off to the final destination of the day – an old- school farming hut in the middle of nowhere. Packed with entertainment in the form of crossbows, guns, clay targets and fireworks, an unforgettable day quickly came to an end. 

After a crazy night in the cabin we had another early morning start back in the heli. We checked out even more local terrain and having a helicopter on hand we managed to get fresh tracks once again. We found amazing new terrain that has only enticed us to go back and explore the Southern Alps even further!

This sure was one for the books, and blows your average camping trip out of the water. 


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