Winner of 9 international awards - this world first film is full of challenge, wildlife and good humour.
No-one has succeeded in kayaking the length of the remote and stormy Aleutian Islands which stretch from Russia to Alaska. Explorers Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen set out to paddle 2,500km along the archipelago to the nearest road confronting more than 20 long crossings which separate the tiny unpopulated islands. Sarah faces an even more formidable challenge as this is part of her round-the-world human powered journey and she has limited kayaking experience. Alone for 101 days in one of the windiest, roughest places on earth, these two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. Experiencing an edge-of-your-seat journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and the lives of the few people who live in this harsh yet beautiful landscape.
BONUS MATERIAL: The DVD includes a 55 minutes film festival version and a 70 minute Directors Cut. Plus 4 bonus films including surfing at Tofino, Vancouver island with The Hurricane Riders, a stormy downwind paddle in Wales and kayaking with whales and waves in the Bay of Fundy.
"The story of Justine and Sarah's 101 day ordeal is amazing, moving and, above all inspiring. My admiration is unbounded."
- Ranulph Fiennes
"They traversed the Aleutian Islands, completing what was, in my mind, perhaps the greatest, as yet undone, technical sea kayak expedition in the world. The film is spectacular, full of high adventure, a touching friendship, and some of the most magnificent scenery on earth."
- Jon Turk
"Superb filming to go with a superb adventure! Their film not only communicates the hardships and dangers of the expedition, but also conveys the rich backdrop of wildlife and culture in this region. A definite 5 stars."
- Colin Angus
"Sarah and Justine make an engaging and inspiring pair. For this, an epic journey in one of the world's most inhospitable places, the relative kayaking newcomer and the experienced paddling filmmaker show what is possible through the power of unfaltering friendship and unwavering determination. A must-watch for adventure-lovers."
- Adventure Kayak magazine
Grand Prize at Graz Mountain Film Festival
Best Spirit of Adventure Film at Sheffield Mountain Film Festival, U.K.
Best Spirit of Adventure Film at L’Ecrans D’Aventure, Dijon, France
Best Film at the Kayak Film Festival, Germany
Best Kayaking film at the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, U.K.
Best Kayaking film at the Reel Paddling Film Festival, Canada
Best Sea kayaking film at the Waterwalker Festival
Best Adventure film at the Waterwalker Festival
2nd in People’s Choice, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, U.K.
Special Mention at Bansko Festival, Bulgaria
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom|
|Optional Subtitles||No subtitles|