We love the cold. Few things are as beautiful as a snow-covered landscape. The only problem is it can be a nightmare to walk - or slowly wade - through without the right gear. We have several pairs of Yowie Snowshoes in our cupboard at home, and they are fantastic.
The true value of our Yowie snowshoes was hidden until once we took them off, stepped forward and plunged up to my waist in snow. Each laborious step then sapped valuable energy & time. Only putting them back on allowed us to appreciate the incredible freedom they offer.
The flexible Yowie snowshoe, from Australia, is a totally new concept in snowshoe design. Tough and arguably the most agile snowshoe on the planet, Yowies are already used in the most demanding situations around the world, including on our upcoming 2008 world-first arctic expedition.
In July 2005, two young Aussies Chris Bray and Clark Carter plunged inside the Arctic Circle to travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world's ninth largest and largely unexplored island. After 58 days of hauling, paddling and dragging 250kgs of gear behind them in their home-made aluminium kayaks with fold-down wheels, they were only 1/3 the way across! It was such an incredible adventure though - including wolves, polar bears, artefacts, blizzards and unseen landscapes - that they vowed to return. After two years of prep, The iiNet 1000 Hour Day Expedition set of in 2008, and finished what they started.