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First Crossings

First Crossings

Go on a Kiwi adventure with Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald as they tackle some of our toughest terrain. Made with the support of NZ on Air.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Sunday 19 Jul
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    G Kevin and Jamie travel back to 1868 to retrace the journey of road engineers Whitcombe and Lauper, as they attempted to find a route for a pass through the Southern Alps.

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      • Sunday 6 Sep
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      PG Kevin and Jamie take on Alphonse Barrington's 1864 gold-mining journey through the Lower Olivine Ranges. Barrington, accompanied by Antoine Simonin and James Farrell, took on terrain never explored before, looking to strike it rich. Negotiating extreme terrain and weather, Kevin and Jamie show you what these explorers risked in the name of gold.

      • Sunday 13 Sep
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      M Kevin and Jamie head to the hills of Takaka to retrace the steps of caver Peter Lambert and his team as they became the first to explore the Harwood's Hole caving system in 1958. The boys must negotiate tight squeezes, freezing water and life-threatening situations as they take on this unique caving system.

      • Sunday 20 Sep
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      G Kevin and Jamie head to Fiordland to explore the unmapped Olivine Ice Plateau as John Holloway did between 1934-1938. Scaling glaciers and avoiding incredible snow storms, they push themselves to the limit to get inside the head of this early explorer; scrambling through the unchartered alpine valleys of one of the most untouched and unforgiving regions in the world.

      • Sunday 27 Sep
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      PG Kevin and Jamie embark on the epic first exploration of the wild Motu River, retracing the route of the Fisher brothers in 1920. Kevin and Jamie must travel as they did for 11 days, taking on all the river throws at them. With river levels rising and fluctuating, this is hard going.

      • Sunday 4 Oct
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      G Kevin and Jamie take on the fearsome Cook River Gorge as they retrace the footsteps of pioneer photographer Ebenezer Teichelmann. This marathon expedition will take them through some of our most celebrated landscapes, using only basic climbing gear.

      • Sunday 11 Oct
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      G Kevin and Jamie embark on the journey of Kelly Tarlton and his exploration of the Elingimite wreck off the 3 Kings Islands. They must follow in Tarlton's footsteps and dive the notoriously dangerous currents in search of hidden treasure, showcasing the extraordinary pioneering exploits of this adventurer.

      • Sunday 18 Oct
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      G Kevin and Jamie embark on the remarkable 1885 exploration of the Arawata River and take on the ascent of Mt Ionia, following in the footsteps of Charlie Douglas and Gerhard Mueller as they sought to intricately map the region for potential settlement. The boys must push themselves to the limits as they tell this story of great exploration.

      • Sunday 25 Oct
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      G Series Finale: Kevin and Jamie take on take on the massive summit of Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku - all 9,465 feet of it - as Edmund Hillary did in 1944. Honouring one of New Zealand's greatest mountaineers, they must face some of the most challenging and dangerous terrain.