Wild Earth Ascent- Live Tracking

The Wild Earth Ascent  - When Terry first announced his dream event I said that if it didn’t clash with Heights of Winter I’d be all over it like a fly on shit.  With the storm in North Canterbury causing too many issues for the generous landowners, HOW was cancelled yesterday morning and I am now the Fly.

The Ascent goes up, down, up and then down. I am useless at going up so it should be fun. We have an interesting piece of compulsory gear, a GPS enabled cell phone with a Tracking App so that Terry can find us if it all goes pear shaped. The weather is good though and sadly the snow has gone so there shouldn’t be too many issues. But what it also means is that live tracking should be possible for a wider audience.

Use the following link to find out location, it will open a page and if you switch the viewer to satellite (photo) you can then compare the location to the image below. Where the username says mattbixley you substitute in others you may know. Anyone who wants theirs added to the list send a message or write in the comments.

Link for Anroid users 


Link for Apples ?????????

A 5k loop with out and backs at the base, followed by the First Climb and Descent in RED. The 2nd lap then climbs and descends via the BLUE lines. A fun day.



About Mouth of the South

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Outspoken and opinionated- which is great cause we never have to guess what is on his mind. “The Mouth of the South” started his love of trail running with a 8hr+ Kepler in 2004. Since then he has run 220+km in 24hr while representing New Zealand and now has 5hr50, top 10 finish to his name. You can follow him HERE on his personal blog

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    But my cellphone is a slow one so it’ll look like I’m a really long way behind … ;-)

  2. Hi Matt,

    I’ve downloaded the app for iphone. Sorry, tech noobie here. What link do I send my partner to track progress?


  3. If you can sort that out and let me know then we can add it, because at the moment I have no idea, nor does the other iphone user.

  4. I was on the last descent on the first lap into the river. This descent might phase the odd person, it’s not for the faint hearted. We were putting out some signs that say “extreme care” Terry means this. Penny Kirkwood is the marshal at this point if you listen to what she has to say you’ll be fine. Have fun, take your time on this bit :-)

  5. Hi Matt, my user name is lisamcf. How do we look at everyone together or can you just look at one persons location at a time?
    Cheers, Lisa

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