Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kiwi adventurers to take on untamed ‘White Wave’ in Nepal

Media Release

20/2/2014

Kiwi adventurers to take on the untamed ‘White Wave’ in Nepal

A team of Kiwi adventurers will attempt to summit the unclimbed 6815 metre peak of Anidesha Chuli in Nepal, with the help of a Sport New Zealand Hillary Expeditions grant.

Dunedin’s Paul and Shelley Hersey will lead the expedition to Anidesha Chuli, also known as The White Wave. John Price will be the third member of the team.

An attempt to summit The White Wave in 2013 by another Hillary Expedition funded team, led by Rob Frost, was called off after one of the team members fell. That team returned safely and have helped the Herseys plan their own attempt, which will take place in April/May this year. Paul says this advice has been invaluable.

“We’re really appreciative of the support from Rob and the other guys. Their efforts last year, while not successful, have provided a lot of vital information that hopefully we can take advantage of,” said Paul.

“If we’re successful, this will be the highest unclimbed mountain ascended by a New Zealand-led team for a number of years, and possibly the highest unclimbed mountain ever by a Kiwi woman,” said Shelley.

Shelley and Paul have been Hillary Expeditioners before, when their Backyard and Beyond team completed two significant unclimbed routes in remote parts of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Their White Wave expedition will also be under the Backyard and Beyond team name.

“Similar to our last Backyard and Beyond expedition, we plan to film the trip so that people in New Zealand can see what the experiences are like during such an expedition,” said Paul.

Sport NZ Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin says he hopes this expedition will help inspire another generation of great outdoor Kiwi adventurers.

“One of the reasons the Sport NZ Hillary Expeditions exist is because we want these adventures to inspire New Zealanders to get out there. The White Wave story is already intriguing after what was a strong attempt by the 2013 team. They are talented climbers and were unlucky, but it also emphasises that this isn’t a simple expedition. Paul and Shelley are now taking on the mountain and we wish them well.

“I hope their story will help inspire New Zealanders to seek their own adventures and experience all the benefits that the outdoors has to offer,” said Miskimmin.

For more information on the Sport NZ Hillary Expeditions, go to www.hillaryexpeditions.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news