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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  • T says
    These blokes are awesome.
  • lr says
    would love to walk the length of the country. Maybe I'll settle with driving it all first!
  • Homerj says
    Watched some of this series and it was pretty good, so would be great to have this one on the coffee table...
  • Kiwi Gas says
    The show's great and the book looks like a must-have.
  • robmondo says
    looks like a winner
  • Cayce says
    These guys are great, was awesome watching the series. Fingers crossed.
  • New Member says
    Looks like a great read
  • mooiroos says
    Cool guys. Would like to win this book.
  • Karl says
    This would make a great Christmas present for my step-Dad. He loved the show and it was a hot topic of conversation for him. (Oh no did I say Christmas!)

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