Henry's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Queenstown, Otago New Zealand

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 6

HENRY VAN ASCH

Co-Founder/Director
AJ Hackett Bungy

“Some people have constraints on themselves, or society or others put constraints on people's minds or thinking, but really we can do whatever we want to do.”

INTERESTS:

Action Sports Entrepreneurship

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Opportunity Risk

TAGS:

bungy jumping, challenge, constraints, danger, mountain biking, personal challenge, psychology, school, speed skiing, travel

BIOGRAPHY:

After deciding that Religion and Philosophy weren't for him, Henry Van Asch began a life in adventure sports. An avid skier, he set records in speed skiing, with a top speed of 194kph. He also represented New Zealand at the 1998 World Downhill Championships. Henry's interests expanded beyond skiing when he met A.J. Hackett, with whom he founded A.J. Hackett Bungy, the world's first bungy jumping company. He continues to manage the company today.

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