Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Japan Edit

Last winter I spent some time in Hokkaido Japan .

It was a great time over there , with alot of snow  .

Quite hard work at times to film an hike around in , but all worth it in the end :)

This is the edit that Monster put out an produced .

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ion partnership

After the World Heli Challenge 2013 I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the great people at Ion Cameras .

Im really glad to say that Ive joined up with them an they are supporting me with my Snowboarding Career .

Im stoked to be using their products an below are a small example of what the Ion Air 3 can produce , I will upload videos throughout winter aswell

Wearing the Head mount whist filming at Mt Baker WA
Image : Greg Roebuck 

Great fun using the camera in the Park with my solid hand held mount .
Shot in Breckenridge CO

Also really good to use in the back country attached to head cam mount .
Shot at Stevens Pass WA

Perfect for just throwing in the snow to capture good moments when your filming an getting that extra angle .
Sochi Russia .

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Winter Begins

The last few months have flown by for me, as I think back its been a great adventure since leaving Wanaka on a hot summers day .

My Itinerary has been all over the place , but everywhere Ive travelled has been a great mix of good snow an a great experience .

Wanaka - Quebec - Vancouver - Laax - Sochi -  Seattle .

I will try to update more of the next few months as winter here in the US gets in full swing .

Alot of swimming in Lake Wanaka before heading away to winter 

An abit of cliff jumping aswell .

Picking fresh Apricots in Cromwell was alot of fun , an good way to stock up on preserves for winter 

Managed to sneak in a couple trips to the beach for waves before leaving , this was a fun session just outside of Dunedin .

The Catlins has to be seen to be believed , very remote an beautful landscape .

Our friends Miriam an Brent got married right down on the lake in Wanaka an it was a beautiful day .

I got the chance to visit Quebec City on the East coast of Canada , an the place was amazing 
Very old city an great history everywhere with cool buildings

Friend an ripper Chery Mass spinning back 7 tail during the contest 

Christy Pryor from NZ won her 1st Wold cup an it was a fantastic result for her :) 

I spent a few days in Vancouver before heading to Europe an meet up with my good friend Nic Heringa - ripper snowboarder , Mayor of Mt Seymour an Owner/CEO of Salmon Arms gloves .

Here he is preparing to Shred Seymour on the sunny days we had 

Big Nic , Back side handplant .

I spend just under a week in Laax Switzerland , an had the pleasure of catching up with a good friend of mine an old school buddy Jah Harris .
Jah is in charge of the park in Laxx  ( which is so fun  ) an I was lucky enough to have him as my guide  for a few days to explore the mountain .

Snow was good in Laax the whole week , Pow turn before Fondue dinner 

Laax has a great Super pipe too , which is always fun to rip a few runs down .

I had the privilage to visit Sochi an be apart of the Winter Olympics 2014 
The experience was amazing an to be apart of something so special with so much history was a real pleasure .
This shot above was walking thru the village an seeing all the 83 teams flags 

Mandatory Olympic Rings shot.

I had the chance to explore the resort in Rosor Kutor alittle an the terrain there is something amazing.
good hiking right off the gondola an alot of steep chutes  .

Fun feature I found when shooting inbounds , overlooking the finish line area for the giant slalom 
The slope course was where I spent most of my time while in Russia 

After the contest had finished I was able to spend a day or 2 taking in some of the other events .
the Icehockey was a highlight 4sure 

The Luge was exciting to watch aswell, those guys fly down the course 

After the Olympics had finished I flew to Seattle an got to meet up with Abby .
It was nice to be back in the US an get ready for winter over here .
Abby above exploring the Washington coast , Lighthouse 

Token shot in front of Pike place market 

Seattle has some amazing art work right in the city there , including the very interesting Gum wall where people leave there used gum on the wall to creat art .
Alittle grose but intriguing at the same time 

Coming back to Stevens Pass is always a blast as its been my home mountain away from home .
the terrain is amazing , the locals super friendly an as you can see by our crib about they get alot of snow .

Stevens pass Local an friend Ian wood signals he's ready to drop during filming .
Feeding the grey jays up Stevens , they are so tame they just chill right on your hand an eat from it 

Hiking amongst the Washington Giants in Mt Baker 

Crazy ice formations on Mt Baker Glacier 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

2013 Winter away , NZ winter start

Long over due Blog update here , just wanted to plast up some images from this winter gone an update some from being back home an starting winter here . 

This winter away was a real blast , I spent 2 full months in Hokkaido Japan where I filmed a Web video for Monster , then i travelled to the US / Canada where I filmed in Stevens Pass an Whistler BC 

I also managed 2 separate trip to Alaska an they were very much a highlight .
AK is a place every1 ( snowboarder or non snowboarder )  should want to experience an the riding there is insane .

This winter Im working on a project with Tim Pierce called Interperation , an its been a good fun winter so far .
Will up date some more images from NZ .

Below are a bunch of random images from my time away an a couple from being back .

Back1 over the road barriers in Hokkaido Japan - Riley Bathurst photo 

Road Tunnel Jib Hokkaido Japan - Riley Bathurst 

This line was whilst I was shooting for Enlighten an was taken in Whistler by Scott Serfas

Switch Indy , Whistler - Scott Serfas 

A solid back county crew for 2 days of filming in Haines AK 
Forrest Shearer , Bode Merrill , Pat Fenelon , Oli Gagnon an Chris Coulter 

Ak pat down diving board to begin run 

This eagle was always chilling on the road side in Cordova an never minded that we always stopped to take pictures .

Helicopter dwafted by massive Alaskan peaks

The terrain in Haines AK is no joke an this day we rode some fun lines .

Justin Lamourex a Canadian buddy repels down to film me riding a chute in B.C

Mendenhall Glacier just outside or Juneau AK , an amazing place to visit 

We rode these awesome lines during our 2nd day flying with Points North Heli in Cordova 

Boot pack to no-where .

Strapping in an getting ready to drop , the back drops dont get better than this , Glacier an ocean all in view 

The view from the top of you run always looks different from the heli or the bottom , take a few deep breaths an then let er rip .

Filming local lines up Cardrona with my good friend Tim Pierce is just like old times .

I rode this Chute early July whist flying with Harris Mountain an called it the pencil , a great morning warm up that turned out to be a great day filming with Tim,  Mt Aspiring in the back ground . 

Big an clean west coast swell, a nice way to enjoy being back in NZ after a busy winter away .

End of the day sunset.