And they have done it .......... in the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time, these two have recently trekked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. It took 89 days and they skied 2275km with everything they needed to survive in the harshest environment on Earth, succeeding where many, many others had tried and failed.
I love this story of these two crazy adventurers who seem to embody some larrikin Aussie spirit!
Their film Crossing The Ice has won the GRAND PRIZE in the 2013 Vancouver Mountain Film Festival, a 9-day event in Vancouver that includes live presentations, films, photography, live music, and international film and photo competitions - lots of stiff competition there, I'm guessing.
Really hope I get to catch this one as its part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival which is currently touring Australia, hitting Melbourne for a few nights mid June, with last stop Mt Buller 29 June. (If you're flying QANTAS the movie is also part of the in-flight entertainment package).
Both have been painted for individual portraits for this year's Archibald Prize which is on now at the AGNSW.
There are books and dvd's on the adventures for sale here. They also seem to be making some in-store appearances for The North Face and by all accounts are excellent speakers.