Crossing the Ice

Banff, Grand Prize 
People’s Choice Award – Sponsored by Buff
Best Film, Exploration and Adventure – Sponsored by Nemo
Australia, 2012, 44 minutes
Directed by: Justin Jones
Produced by: Justin Jones, Greg Quail, Doug Howard
Classification: General, coarse language
Focus: Adventure

They are back, you saw them in Crossing the Ditch in 2011. Australian adventurers, James Castrission and Justin Jones, dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted – just two men dragging their food and shelter across 1140 kilometres of barren ice. Many have tried – all have failed. After much planning and preparation, Cas and Jonesy arrive to tackle one of the last great Antarctic odysseys, but discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott’s race to the South Pole: there’s a Norwegian on the ice. He’s more experienced, he’s tackling the same record, and he has a head start.


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