World Heli Challenge 2011

Athletes get ready to take off from the Minaret Station barge on Lake Wanaka for the Extreme Day. (Tony Harrington)
Lake Wanaka, Extreme Day

Lake Wanaka, Extreme Day

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

Mt. Albert

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

(Tony Harrington)


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

Frasor McDougall, World Heli Challenge 2011
(Tony Harrington)


Luke Potts, World Heli Challenge 2011

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

(Tony Harrington)


Luke Potts, World Heli Challenge 2011

Potts pulls off a flip on the Freestyle Day.

(Tony Harrington)


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

Exreme day
(Tony Harrington)


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

Ted Davenport, World Heli Challenge 2011
(Tony Harrington)


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

Ted Davenport, World Heli Challenge 2011
(Tony Harrington)


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

Extreme Day, World Heli Challenge 2011
(Tony Harrington)

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