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Across the Main Divide Short Film (Full Length) – 1984 Documentary Adventure

Across the Main Divide

Short Film (Full Length) – 1984 Documentary Adventure

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"These mountains have always been a challenge. Now there's a new type of skier facing that challenge in a new way." Across the Main Divide follows NZ mountain guide Shaun Norman, US telemark skiing champ Whitney Thurlow and German skier Babette Bodenstein, as they cross the Southern Alps in free heel skis. Flown up the Tasman Glacier from Mount Cook, a 2,000m haul up to Graham Saddle is rewarded with sweet spring snow skiing and cheesecake at Alma Hut, before the tramp down to the West Coast. The doco screened worldwide and won awards at mountain film festivals.

Reckon I could hang out here a while …
– US telemark champ Whitney Thurlow on the lower Tasman Glacier