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Discoverer: A Personal Account of the British Army Antarctic Expedition 2007-08 (2009)

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Discoverer is a documentary about the British Army Antarctic Expedition. It follows their progress starting with a crossing of the notorious Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, where ... See full summary »

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Steve / Himself - Explorer
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Martin / Himself - Explorer
Rob Duke ...
Rob / Himself - Piper
Chris Grant ...
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Rob Hadfield ...
Hadders / Himself - Coxswain
Sam Kirby-French ...
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Richard Pattison ...
Himself - Expedition Leader
Conor Ryan ...
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Discoverer is a documentary about the British Army Antarctic Expedition. It follows their progress starting with a crossing of the notorious Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, where they carried out scientific work from areas never sampled before. They are also the first people on the Sumner Glacier and recorded the furthest south for any British military yacht. While there they endured many forms of hardship - gales, blizzards, sub zero temperatures, icebergs, uncharted and shallow waters, mechanical failure, personal injury and a serious crevasse incident, as well as living in very cramped conditions aboard their expedition base, the yacht - Discoverer. Written by Anonymous

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Antarctic expedition overcomes adversity and achieves Polar First


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The first recorded people on Antarctica's Sumner Glacier. See more »

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Himself - Coxswain: [Looking at pulk] I'm sure there's too much weight in there.
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An interesting film with some nice touches
19 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A great piece of independent film making. Good to see such effort from someone who is clearly keen to develop their production skills. The setting is stunning and the film really gives access to the various characters and some of the fabled army humour.

If you like adventure films then this is well worth watching and it presents our forces in a good light. It has clearly been made on entry level equipment which is a pity as the scenery merits much better kit, but we all have to start.

As the summary says, a fun film with some surprisingly professional touches, it tails a little at times but worth viewing


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