Documentary / Climbing Journal
Mark Savage returns to Federation Peak in Tasmania with an intrepid team of adventurers to undertake his second attempt at scaling the notoriously dangerous Blade Ridge, an aesthetically pleasing line that defeated him twenty-four years previously. To accomplish a world first, the team undertakes their attempt in mid-winter. Their seventeen-day expedition plays out during Tasmania’s wettest winter on record, in the heart of the unforgiving wilderness of the Southwest. Collaborating with videographers Dan Haley and Olivia Page to film the expedition, Winter on the blade is Simon Bischoff's first major film.
- 45 min
AvailabilityVideo on Demand
Documentary / Expedition Journal
In 1990 Macartney-Snape returned once again to Mt Everest with the idea of climbing the mountain from the sea to the summit. The idea had originally been floated by adventure cameraman Michael Dillon. With sponsorship provided by Australian Geographic amongst others, it would take Macartney-Snape three months to achieve this goal. This was the first time anyone had walked from sea level and reached the top of Mt Everest, as even the first expeditions started from Kathmandu, at 1400m above sea level. Although Macartney-Snape planned climbing Everest via the more difficult West Ridge, bad weather and strong avalanche risk changed his plans and he finally ascended via the South Col route.
- 59 min
AvailabilityWatch Free DVD / BLU-RAY