Kayak Magazine announces a short list for the long awaited film of the year award. The Kayak Magazine’s short list recognizes some of the best kayaking videos from around the globe.
You may have seen some of these videos on the Martin Hanzalek blog in the past but a digital team at Kayak Session has compiled them into the following fantastic video for your viewing pleasure. This video is almost half an hour long and features some fantastic footage, so grab your popcorn and enjoy!
Alzheimer Seven Summit’s Climb
Over the weekend, Alan Arnette completed s Seven Summit’s climb for dementia and Alzheimer’s research by reaching the summit of Carstensz Pyramit, the highest mountain in all of Oceania at 4884 meters. It is arguably the most technical as well demanding solid rock skills of anyone attempting to reach the top. The team managed to reach the summit is just over four hours.
Alan’s next plan is to journey to the Australian continent where he plans to walk up Mount Kosciuszko (the highest mountain in Australia). Although this is less technical than the other Seven Summits, it is undoubtably a great way to see Australia.
Alan is keeping Denali in his sights. He was shot down in July where his summit bid was foiled due to bad weather. He wont be able to attempt Denali again until next summer during the official climbing season.
2011 Antarctic Adventurers are still waiting
Weather delays continue to plauge the start of the 2011 Antarctic season. Teams continue to gather in Punta Arenas waiting for the first flights out. The first expedition group was scheduled to hit the ice last weekend but flights have been postponed for a variety of weather related reasons.
Initial flight delays were attributed to snow covering the ice runway at Union Glacier camp. It was expected to take the onsite crew several days to clear the powder away. Since then a new front has moved through, bringing high winds to the area that were going to make landing very difficult resulting in a further delay. Since then heavy snow has arrived which is likely to delay things even further.
Expedition members continue to sit and wait for the weather to improve. At this point it is difficult to predict when things will get underway.