8:30pm Tuesday, May 29 on TV One
TV ONE’s favourite travel series, Intrepid Journeys, returns to dispatch another eager bunch of travelers out into the world-less-travelled in a new season.
Tonight, former Warriors captain Steve Price attempts a 12-day hike in Nepal, a year on from the major ankle surgery that ended his league career.
Price begins his Intrepid Journey in Kathmandu, where he attends a local cultural festival and goes to the top of the Monkey Temple – the highest point in the city.
Along the way he lends a hand to locals with cooking and chores, shows off his balls skills with children, and talks about New Zealand legend Sir Edmund Hillary, who is well known for his Mt Everest climb and for his work in Nepal.
As Price starts to feel the shortage of breath that comes with high altitude he wonders how he is going to cope on his big trek, which will involve up to 11 hours of hiking a day, with a 20 kilogram backpack, at altitudes of up to 4,200 metres.
During his 12-day hike, he shows the focus and determination of his professional sportsman days. “There’s no use sitting at the bottom of the hill talking about how hard the hill is going to be. You’ve just got to do it, because it’s not going to go away.”
Missed Intrepid Journeys? Full episodes are available online. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.