An amazing Australian tale of real adventure and genuine exploration in the modern era.' – Dick Smith
Two young Australians – Clark Carter and Chris Bray – set off on the adventure of a lifetime, attempting to drag their homemade kayaks more than 1000 kilometres across a remote island in the Arctic.
They battle freezing conditions, knee-deep mud, razor-sharp rocks, get chased by wolves and dodge polar bears, but after fifty-eight days alone in the wilderness the duo find themselves only a third of the distance across the island, exhausted and defeated. Unable to let go of their dream, Clark and Chris return three years later to finish the job.
Older and wiser, with some hard-earned experience under their belts, Clark and Chris are confident they know what to expect and plan confidently for their second attempt at crossing the island. They rebuild their big-wheeled custom cart – designed to carry the 500 kilograms of food and equipment needed to survive 100 days in the Arctic – and fly back to the remote island. The return journey is an incredible tale of ambition and heart, where the two men realise that the island isn't about to let them across without a fight.
Edited from more than 100 hours of stunning high-definition footage, The Crossing is an insight into the minds of two young adventurers biting off far more than they can chew and living to tell the tale.
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