Liverpool Bivvy

My first major tramping experience. Myself, Andy Helm, Maree Helm and Vanessa Green headed up the Matukituki valley towards Mt Aspring, then detoured up a ridiculously steep incline. The map showed that we were only travelling 200 m from the bottom to the top of the incline, however that was only the horisontal distance, the contour lines showed that it was an 800 m vertical climb to the top! This was before I started playing any sport whatsoever, so my fitness was almost zero. But I made it to the top where there was a spectacular view up the Matukituki valley towards Mt Aspring.

Start of the trip

 

A bit further

 

Dip in the water

 

Getting near the bottom of the hill

 

Beautiful river

 

Bottom of the hill

 

Liverpool Bivvy hut

 

Liverpool Bivvy hut from afar

BSc Graduation

Ick, graduation, the most BORING experience ever. I was graduating for my Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. Here’s some pics of Michelle and I at my graduation dinner.

MSc Graduation - Ryan Hellyer and Michelle

MSc Graduation - Ryan Hellyer and Michelle

I can’t remember who gave me the photos, but thanks to whoever it was!

I graduated in absentia for my Master of Science degree so no photos for that one sorry.

Queenstown Gold Rush Hill climb

My brother Scott and I headed up the Cardrona Valley to see the Queenstown Gold Rush hill climb. Monster Tajima (Suzuki Vitara) ended up winning, followed by Rod Millen (Toyota Celica) and Possum Bourne (Subaru Impreze WRX).

There is a steep climb to the top of the hill

There is a steep climb to the top of the hill

Rod Millens awesome looking Toyota Celica

Rod Millens awesome looking Toyota Celica

Possum Bourne heading back down the hill. This is the exact spot where he died five years later. RIP Possum.

Possum Bourne heading back down the hill. This is the exact spot where he died five years later. RIP Possum.

Rod Millen at full speed on the fastest section of the track.

Rod Millen at full speed on the fastest section of the track.

This car was dropped from a helicopter. It shook the hell out of the ground when it landed! Apparently it was shot as part of a movie, I'm not sure what movie it was though. If you know what movie it was used in please let me know in the comments thanks :D

This car was dropped from a helicopter. It shook the hell out of the ground when it landed! Apparently it was shot as part of a movie, I'm not sure what movie it was though. If you know what movie it was used in please let me know in the comments thanks 😀

SHM/SMM group at Kings High School

Group room pictures from Kings High School. I just copied these from the kingshigholdboys.co.nz website. Since they didn’t ask my permission to post them, I’m not asking permission to share them 😛

SHm 1993

SHM  Group Teachers: Miss S.E. Hume, Mrs C.O. Merriman
Row 3: Anthony Henderson, Nathan Johnston, Russell Grant, Neal Kaler, Bruce Hurrell, Rodger Hallberg, Scott Fergus, Philip Hutton
Row 2: Miss Hume, Nathan Harris, James Frood, Brandon Faigan, Derrick Chu, Angus Geary, Carl Fraser, Mrs Merriman
Row 1: Ryan Hellyer, Frank Lin, Michael Kay, Jamie Jensen, Andrew Graham, Simon Hendry, Duane English, Jared Gee, Blair Eagle
Absent: Rohan Jarvis, Lee Flockton, Clinton Lin

SHm 1994

Row 3: Ryan Hellyer, Blair Eagle, Brian Kim, Jun Huh#, Tom Kaewkhampa#, Michael Imparato, Jared Gee
Row 2: Richard Lim, James Frood, Simon Hendry, Michael Kay, Scott Fergus, Jamie Jensen, Andrew Graham, Anders Johanssop#, Phillip Hutton, Angus Geary  ,
Row 1: Miss S.E. Hume, Lawrence Gardner, Rhyan Letman, Shane Kiriau, Duane English, Paul Hoffman, Lee Flockton, Carl Fraser, Rohan Jarvis, Richard Lord, Campbell Lilly
Absent: Jon Forsberg, Glenn Coleman*, Rodger Hallberg*, Bruce Hurrell*, Frank Lin*, Brandon Faigan, Nathan Johnston

SHm 1995

Row 3: Blair Eagle, Shane Kiriau, Lee Flockton, Brandon Faigan, Rohan Jarvis, Carl Fraser, Jeff Kerr
Row 2: Duane English, James Frood, Michael Kay, Andrew Graham, Jamie Jensen, Daniel Little, Simon Hendry (to SGy), Patrik Simberg
Row 1: Nigel Hamilton, Campbell Lilly, Alex Hughes, Michael Imparato, Paul Hoffman, Gareth Gorham, Stephen Gould, Daniel Keen, Mrs Merriman
Absent: Ms Hume, Laki Manutulila, Tony Legg, Vanna ‘Kuy, Lawrence Gardner, Rhyan Letman, Jared Gee, Ryan Hellyer, Tom Kaewkhampa, Brian Kim, Jun Huh, Anders Johansson, Richard Lim, Hee Sung Yii, Jin Woo Park, Daniel Little

SMm 1996

Row 3: Blair Eagle, Shane Kiriau, Lee Flockton, Brandon Faigan, Rohan Jarvis, Carl Fraser, Jeff Kerr
Row 2: Duane English, James Frood, Michael Kay, Andrew Graham, Jamie Jensen, Daniel Little, Simon Hendry (to SGy), Patrik Simberg
Row 1: Nigel Hamilton, Campbell Lilly, Alex Hughes, Michael Imparato, Paul Hoffman, Gareth Gorham, Stephen Gould, Daniel Keen, Mrs Merriman
Absent: Ms Hume, Laki Manutulila, Tony Legg, Vanna ‘Kuy, Lawrence Gardner, Rhyan Letman, Jared Gee, Ryan Hellyer, Tom Kaewkhampa, Brian Kim, Jun Huh, Anders Johansson, Richard Lim, Hee Sung Yii, Jin Woo Park, Daniel Little