Polar Adventurer Geoff Wilson plans to kite-ski the entire 2,200km length of the Greenland ice sheet. He’s expecting sub-zero blizzards, hidden mile-deep crevasses and predatory polar bears, but Geoff’s biggest challenge will be his partner: he’s bringing along a rookie – his son-in-law, Simon.
In the Wild
Discover huge ice carves to the east of Baffin Island and slide on your skis from fjord to fjord starting from Clyde River while pulling a pulka with thousands of things you need to survive in the Arctic. Travel through steep cliffs, their feet frozen in the sea, descending from the summits towards the ice of the fjords, long, very long and narrow inlets of snow.
Jerome Josserand is a professional snow kiter. In 2007 he set the world record for the highest kite flight. It was 450 m above the ground. Jerome is in love with wind and its power to use it to mount high mountains. His home is a place called Col du Lautaret which is also his playground. On his way he found Iceland. He noticed that there is snow and wind all the time. And he thought:”
In March 2007, Dutch adventurist Ralph Tuijn attempted to become the first person to row solo across the Pacific Ocean unassisted. Departing from Callao Peru, and leaving his wife and daughter behind for more than nine months, Ralph faced the effects of La Nina, a broken water-maker, and rotten food provisions – leaving him with little or no food or fresh water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean
Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River' - British adventurers Tom Allen and Leon McCarron set out to follow Iran’s longest river, the Karun, by human powered means. Their aim is to go beyond the politics and explore the culture and geography of this most misunderstood of nations and have a great adventure doing so. But despite Tom’s previous experience of travel in Iran, they find that cultural differences run deeper than they’d realised.
A story of chopped fingers, fun, friendship and the First Ascent of Kunyang Chhish East (7,400m). Following the rules of true alpine style Hansjörg Auer, Matthias Auer and Simon Anthamatten embark on an adventure for the summit and for survival on Kunyang Chhish East.
Altai - An Unexpected Fortune' - In Spring 2014 the Austrian and German ski alpinists David Pitschmann, Fabian Lentsch, Joi Hoffmann, Michael Trojer and Jakob Schweighofer headed to the remote Russian Altai Mountains in hope to discover a skier's paradise. After a long travel they found themselves again in a tiny woodshed at the sidelines of a Russian farmers' village called Kurai, having no idea what is going to happen next.
The Val Veny is a valley located at the foot of the south slope of the Mont Blanc. The Peakpowder team will organize a base camp where the supplies are transported by back. They will ski the summits that were previously climbed for one week to strengthen their calves. With a pure spirit, they wish to experience their own adventures, in a team, with zero impact on the environment and prove that with little means it is possible to realize beautiful projects.
Naturalist, Conservationist and Adventurer Iolo Williams explores Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s richest marine environments, in a bid to understand - despite the threats from human impact - if the reef and the myriad of life it supports will survive for future generations.
In a bid to understand if the Great Barrier Reef will survive Naturalist and Conservationist Iolo Williams looks at the devastating effects of coral bleaching and tropical cyclones, but also uncovers incredible signs of regeneration and an abundance of marine life which continue to thrive despite the threats, giving him hope for the survival of the myriad of life on The Great Barrier Reef.
In the final episode charting the journey of Naturalist and Conservationist Iolo Williams across the Great Barrier Reef, Iolo examines the changing face of the reef over the past 15 thousand years, building a picture of how the reef was formed, meeting the creatures and communities who have lived alongside it in harmony, and asks what part we can all play in the reef’s future.