8:30pm Tuesday, August 21 on TV One
TV ONE’s inspiring 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.
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.
Tonight in the season finale, Kevin and Jamie retrace the great journey of Thomas Brunner and his guide Kehu across the Buller River in 1846.
Jamie and Kevin pit themselves against the raw and unpredictable Buller River – firstly, travelling alongside it, before attempting to raft down it.
Finally, the pair unexpectedly discovers just how dangerous the Buller is, as they are washed down stream with near tragic results – for the adventurers and their cameraman.