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General Discussion / Three Peaks summit and Plummet challenge 2011
« on: June 29, 2011, 02:56:00 AM »
Three Peaks Summit and Plummet Challenge 2011

My name is Paul Joyce.  I am the former head of Ski Patrol from Tukino Ski Area and the son of two time Olympic gold medalist Dick Joyce. 

This winter I am undertaking the challenge of skiing off the three highest peaks in the North Island (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Taranaki). I intend to capture all three descents on helmet cam.

The aim of this challenge is to raise money for the Helicopter rescue crews from Palmerston North and Taupo that provide such a fantastic (and free) service to those in their moment of need. These two machines have transported over 13,000 patients to date.

I intend to summit Ngauruhoe and Taranaki solo. However, I have previously done a west to east solo summit and descent of Ruapehu, so on this trip I will be taking three skiers from the Wellington Extreme Recreational Ski Team who have not made the trip before. Two of these skiers will also be equipped with helmet cams for the descent.

As the height of the three peaks equals 7,596 metres, I aim to raise this amount to donate to the Helicopter rescue crews.

I am looking for sponsorship to help raise funds for the cause and to assist in purchase or lend of the safety gear required.

The gear I need to complete this challenge is as follows:

   Skis (mine are fairly worn out)
   Touring skins for skis
   Hiking boots (mine are worn out)
   Ice axe
   Avalanche Transceivers

If you are able to offer any assistance or loan of gear, please contact me.

Paul Joyce
Phone:    021 1864187
Address:   7-123 Brougham Street
Mt Victoria
Wellington 6011

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