Tag: new zealand


Adventure athlete profile: Sam Smoothy

From Freeride World Tour competitor to ski-movie star to aspiring mountaineering guide, there have been several twists and turns in the career of Sam Smoothy, but one thing is constant: he just loves being up in the air.

History & Culture

Christchurch earthquake, 10 years on

The fatal earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011 killed 185, wrecked the city’s CBD and undermined its eastern suburbs. Ten years on, Christchurch has learnt some valuable lessons in city planning.


Ice amongst the rainforest

Three female alpine-addicts pull together a motley crew of adventurers to tackle a bespoke version of New Zealand’s historic Symphony on Skis ski-mountaineering route traversing the South Island.