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  • Lake Wanaka, Extreme Day

    Photo: Tony Harrington

    Lake Wanaka, Extreme Day

    Athletes get ready to take off from the Minaret Station barge on Lake Wanaka for the Extreme Day.

  • Mt. Albert

    Photo: Tony Harrington

    Mt. Albert

    Shuttling out to Mt. Albert, a new venue for the competition, for the Freestyle Day.

  • Frasor McDougall, World Heli Challenge 2011

    Frasor McDougall (NZ) a contender for World Heli champion, on the Freestyle Day.

  • Luke Potts, World Heli Challenge 2011

    Photo: Tony Harrington

    Luke Potts, World Heli Challenge 2011

    Skier Luke Potts (GBR), mid-air, on the Freestyle Day of the World Heli Challenge.

  • Luke Potts, World Heli Challenge 2011

    Photo: Tony Harrington

    Luke Potts, World Heli Challenge 2011

    Potts pulls off a flip on the Freestyle Day.

  • Exreme day

    Photo: Tony Harrington

    Exreme day

    Extreme Day: The goal is to find an athlete that rides hard, fast, in control and utilizes the features of the mountain.

  • Ted Davenport, World Heli Challenge 2011

    Ted Davenport, two-time World Heli champion, takes a harsh ridge on Mt. Albert on the Extreme Day.

  • Ted Davenport, World Heli Challenge 2011

    Davenport failed to make his landing and destroyed his ski. He later injured himself.

  • Extreme Day, World Heli Challenge 2011

    Competitors in the 2011 World Heli Challenge wave to the pilot ferrying them between the barge and the mountains.

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