During a skating trip to Poolburn dam in July 2011, Dave Patchett decided there wasn’t enough ice so took a casual dip underneath it instead!!!
Camping at Poolburn reservoir
I went camping on the weekend with Ed Waite and Dave Patchett to Poolburn reservoir. We headed off on Friday evening packing tents, as much cold weather gear as we could find and a set of chains in the back Ed’s trusty Toyota Landcruiser. The road up to lake Poolburn was nicely frozen and easy […]
Falling through ice
I can still feel the sensation of my shoulder popping out every time I watch this. It makes me feel queasy! Quite cool to have caught it on camera though 😀 Thanks to Dave for recording and uploading it 😀 The video was recorded at Poolburn reservoir in New Zealand. The ice was about 15 […]
Poolburn dam face
Some photos from the face of the Poolburn dam. The ice was very thick right beside the dam face due to the shadow it cast.
Apparently the correct term for ice which looks like glass, is “green ice”. Whilst skating over some incredibly smooth “green ice”, Dave Young decided to poke a hole in it to see how good the visibility was. It then dawned on me that he could attach my ATC2k camera to the end of the pole […]
Me on Poolburn reservoir
Some photos of me on Poolburn reservoir. Thanks to Dave Patchett for the camera work 😀