In Nansen’s Footsteps
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In 2018 Antarctic Heritage Trust took four young explorers 560km across the Greenland ice cap, in an epic expedition honouring Fridtjof Nansen’s first crossing 130 years ago. The explorers included a record-setting trailblazer, a New Zealand endurance athlete, a respected international videographer and an intrepid Australian adventurer (who once slept for nearly three months to overcome a head injury). The team took 28 days to ski across the ice cap dragging sleds behind them. They faced unprecedented levels of snow, Arctic hurricanes and sickness, in a season where only a handful of teams made it across the ice successfully. In Nansen’s Footsteps documents this journey and is the Trust’s third Inspiring Explorers’ film.
Director: Keith Parsons (Inspiring Explorer) and Rick Harvie (Belmont Productions)
Producer: Belmont Productions
Executive Producer: Antarctic Heritage Trust
With thanks to expedition partners Kathmandu and Ousland Explorers and Lumix and Rode for technical gear.