This 10min video is probably a fairly accurate description of what vol biv in New Zealand is like.
- ambitious plans based on an optimistic reading of the forecast
- repeated adjustments of expectations to reality
- most of the time spent with the wing in the bag
A cold front was forecast in the middle of this week away, so my priority was to get as deep as possible into the mountains, drop the flying gear, and just explore for a while. I found the perfect hut and made it my home for three nights. Watching keas, kicking steps, glissading, and the odd spot of singing to the bluffs...