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The Crossing

1h 29m Australian, Documentary, Adventure, Australia 2014

Two young Australians decide to go on an adventure to become the first to cross Victoria Island unsupported. It doesn't all quite go to plan.

Two young Australians, Clark Carter and Chris Bray, set off on the adventure of a lifetime, attempting to drag their home made kayaks more than one thousand 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 58 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 five hundred kilograms of food and equipment needed to survive a hundred days in the arctic, and fly back to the remote island. Their return journey is an incredible tale of ambition and heart, where the two men realise that the island isn’t going to let them across without a fight.

Edited from more than a hundred 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.


Chris Bray (Self) , Clark Carter (Self)


Julian Harvey





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