Exploring the Lost Canyons of New Zealand

Packs heavily laden with harnesses, ropes, and emergency survival kit, we ascend the canyon without even breaking a sweat. I pause on a mountainous peak as the sun reflects on a silvery sea below, triumphant, a “freeze-frame” from an extreme-sports commercial. I’m ready for the challenge!

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Why am I doing the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race?

It was the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) that inspired this turn of events for me - because I certainly hadn’t dreamed of this a year ago.  The VOR is an around the world epic. One of the most prestigious events on the sailing calendar and one of the toughest sporting events in the world.

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En Route to Hobart

For those who don’t follow sailing, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test.

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