On November 23, 2009, ten skiers, filmmakers, writers, photographers, and sailors set off from Ushuaia, Argentina on a journey to ski the Antarctic Peninsula. Filmmaker Jim Surette captured footage of Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, and Andrea Binning hiking and skiing new peaks in one of the world’s last, largely unexplored regions. The resulting footage came together into one of the year’s most inspiring and unique ski films, and is now available for order on the Australis Website just in time for the holidays.
Drew Pogge from Backcountry magazine says, “This film is 100% devoted to ski mountaineering and captures Antarctica in a light that can only be described as tantalizing. This visually impressive movie far exceeds the shallow reach of most traditional ski porn.”
The hour-long HD film chronicles the skiers’ journey through the Drake Passage on a 23-meter boat from Argentina to Antarctica where they find a seemingly infinite number of unskied peaks against a backdrop of an ice-studded ocean that makes for visually-stunning footage.