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Crossing the Ice

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Antarctic adventure docu has lots of positive messages.

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The two men, who in 2008 were the first to ever cross the Tasman Sea in a paddle boat without assistance, offer a positive and voyeuristically entertaining look at the highs and lows they experience throughout the often-agonizingly difficult journey. Throughout it all the two discuss the real dangers they are facing, despite all the careful planning, appropriate training, and precautions they take in order to stay safe.

There are lots of inspirational moments, but there are also some deeply personal and honest scenes in which the men express their fears and discouragement, and/or become desperate thanks to being perpetually hungry, cold, and exhausted. But their close friendship and their overall spirit constantly remind you that courage, focus, and perseverance can help someone achieve the impossible, especially when you have people supporting you every step of the way.

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