8:30pm Tuesday, July 24 on TV One
TV ONE’s inspiring new series First Crossings follows two modern day New Zealand adventurers, Kevin Bigger and Jamie Fitzgerald, as they recreate the journeys of pioneer New Zealand explorers.
Over the past ten years, Kevin and Jamie have taken on some of the world’s toughest adventures, from rowing across the Atlantic to walking unaided to the South Pole. Now, they have a new challenge.
Kevin and Jamie are setting out to relive the epic journeys of New Zealand’s early explorers and will confront some of the toughest terrain this country has to offer. Together, they will attempt to cross the Southern Alps, navigate the hanging valleys of Fiordland, and stay afloat on the treacherous seas of the Open Bay Islands.
But Kevin and Jamie are not only following in their footsteps, they’ll be experiencing some of the same conditions and dangers the original explorers faced. They’ll wear the same clothing and footwear, eat the same food, and use the same equipment.
These modern New Zealand explorers are stepping back in time to challenge themselves further than ever before. Join Kevin and Jamie as they explore our country with a fresh perspective.