Peak to Peak 2006
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The 2006 ‘Peak to Peak’ was one awesome race, held in what turned out to be super conditions. There were several hundred competitors giving the race a good buzz.
Several years ago I watched this race and because of the lake conditions on the day, the kayak section was sensibly shortened to finish just opposite Kelvin Heights. So even in less than perfect conditions, it was good to see the 'Peak to Peak' race run smoothly.
Having the good fortune to live the Winter of 2000 in Queenstown, a recollection from that time is my very modest Aussie flatmate (Wazza), describing the ski descent.
It was like, straight all the way down the track to the top of ‘Homeward Bound’, followed by a few large sweeping turns to very near the bottom of the descent. However this was still not quite enough to be the first skier down, so he ski jumped over a patch of exposed tussock and rocks to overtake the leader. No mean feat in a ski crazy area like Queenstown.
For this years race I positioned myself towards the bottom of the ski descent, as you may see in one of the photos. Wow, the first skiers down were so fast that I could barely catch a glimpse of them in the camera view finder.
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