Award-winning Film: Crossing the Ice

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From the film Crossing the Ice, James Castrission, Aleks Gamme, Justin Jones

Film Program - Triple Award-Winning film Crossing the Ice + More! 

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This program features the 2012 triple award-winning film Crossing the Ice, (Grand Prize, Best Film Exploration and Adventure, People's Choice) and Special Bonus Feature – 2013 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival presentation (55 minutes) "Antarctic Adversaries" by Justin Jones and Aleksander Gamme. Meet the adventurers and get the backstory behind the film Crossing the Ice.

After years of planning and preparation, Australian adventurers James Castrission (Cas) and Justin Jones (Jonesy) arrive to tackle one of the last great Antarctic odysseys but discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott’s epic quest: there’s a Norwegian on the ice. He’s more experienced, he’s tackling the exact same record and he has a head start. As they battle frostbite, hypothermia, crevasses, and starvation over three months of torture in the harshest place on Earth, Cas and Jonesy discover their limits, the nature of sportsmanship, and the boundaries of the human spirit.

 

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Crossing the Ice – Triple Award Winning Film

From the film Crossing the Ice
Year: 
2012
Country: 
Australia
Duration: 
43 Mins
Director: 
Justin Jones
Producer: 
Greg Quail

It’s the scene of one of the greatest and most tragic human exploration stories of all time: when Amundsen and Scott raced each other to be first at the South Pole, neither knew one team would triumph while the other would die in a lonely, brutal world. A hundred years later, Australian adventurers, James Castrission and Justin Jones, dare to not only tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and return, but to do it completely unassisted – no sled dogs, no wind kites, just two men dragging their food, their shelter and themselves across 1140 kilometres of barren ice. And back again. Many have tried. All had failed before them. After years of 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 epic quest: there’s a Norwegian on the ice. He’s more experienced, he’s tackling the exact same record and he has a head start. As they battle frostbite, hypothermia, crevasses and starvation over three months of torture in the harshest place on Earth, Cas and Jonesy discover their limits, the nature of sportsmanship and the boundaries of the human spirit.