Kayaking the Aleutians
Justine Curgenven, Sarah Outen
Ortlieb, Kokatat, Adventure Kayak Magazine, Valley Sea Kayaks, Hilleberg
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Our Judges say:
Production values are appropriate for the trip but the way it is put together, the experience makes it a top class film. One I recommend to my friends to watch.
Great adventour in a dangerous part of the world.
Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions
A courageous team showing what a sense of humour can do. Justine Curvegen is an incredible adventurer.
Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.
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.