Win a copy of First Crossings. Historic NZ adventures brought to life. RRP $45.00

First Crossings 
Historic NZ adventures brought to life

By Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald

RRP $45.00 www.randomhouse.co.nz

Based on the high-rating TV show, First Crossings, this book follows modern-day New Zealand adventurers Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald as they recreate extreme journeys of pioneer New Zealand explorers. 

Kevin and Jamie don't just take the same routes, they also wear the same clothes, use the same equipment and try the same food. While fascinating, this approach also leads to the pair finding themselves in some terrifying, death-defying and very uncomfortable situations. It's certainly an eye-opener as to how tough our pioneer adventurers were.

The book adds a great more detail and background to each of the stories – both the historical backgrounds and also Kevin and Jamie's reactions to the stories and to their attempts at recreating them.

Of the ten stories, five are from the first series and five from the second. They include Whitcombe and Lauper's first crossing of the Southern Alps; Grave and Talbot's attempt to find a pass into Milford Sound; Fyfe and Graham's ascent of Mt de la Beche. As well as several 19th century stories, First Crossings includes 20th century explorations such as Edmund Hillary's solo ascent of Mt Tapuaenuku, and Kelly Tarlton's diving of the Elignamite wreck (i.e. treasure hunting).

Kevin and Jamie are no strangers to extreme conditions. They were the first Kiwis to walk the 1200km journey to the South Pole unaided (read about this in Kevin Biggar's Escape to the Pole) and they also set a new world record for rowing across the Atlantic in 2003.

GetFrank is pleased to offer our viewers a chance to Win a copy of First Crossings. Historic NZ adventures brought to life. RRP $45.00. To enter simply comment below then head over to our Suave Forum to make a decent contribution to finalize your entry.

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  • Great TV programme.
  • jade says
    I'm sure this would be a great book although I only saw a couple of the tv programmes.
  • Nos4R2D2 says
    This book would make a nice gift please, thank you.
  • SJPONeill says
    Enjoy the TV series
  • bradie says
    We have in our town the actual tiny wooden boat that actually was filmed trying to boat down the Motu River. Quite amazing to see the real small little craft that managed this feat.
  • Paul says
    Great series about amazing pioneers
  • Tony says
    Enjoyed the show, would love to read the book!
  • louise says
    Defintitely a good xmas present for the BF
  • naomi says
    loved the show
  • dynamic1 says
    I love these guys they make me want to go outside and climb something can't wait to see more really good television

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