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You can watch Crossing the Ice at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival as part of Spirit Of Adventure Films 1, find more here: www.shaff.co.uk/whats-on/films-a-to-z-list/crossing-the-ice
Antarctica is no place for the faint-hearted; it is a perilous icy desert of extreme cold, hidden crevasses and unrelenting physical hardship.
In 100 years of polar exploration no-one had ever walked from the edge of Antarcticato the South Pole and back without any support. Many had tried. None had succeeded. Until, on 26th January 2012, James Castrission (Cas) and Justin Jones (Jonesy) made history by completing the longest unsupported polar journey of all time.
Following in the footsteps of the great polar explorers like Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton and Mawson, they battled frostbite, physical and mental breakdown, starvation, blizzards and crevasse falls. After 89 gruelling days they made it back to the coast more dead than alive.
Like Robert F Scott, a Norwegian had pushed them harder than they thought possible. But, unlike Scott, in a dramatic twist this Norwegian, Aleks Gamme, taught them lessons decades of adventure had not.
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