Lowest to Highest

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Lowest to Highest

Five friends with disabilities undertake a human-powered road trip from Australia’s lowest point (Kati Thanda) to the highest point (the snow-capped summit of Mount Kosciuszko). What would be a sensational effort for any able-bodied rider may well have been the ultimate challenge for Walter Van Praag with 35% lung function due to Cystic Fibrosis, Daniel Kojta who is paraplegic and uses a hand-cycle, and Conrad Wansbrough who suffers from a debilitating spinal injury. What is a steady and manageable hill climb to the summit of Kosciuszko for some, was a monumental achievement for Paul Pritchard with half a working body due to Hemiplegia. To get there, Paul rode a custom built tandem-recumbent-trike with Duncan Meerding, who has only 5% remaining vision, although that didn’t stop him from pushing the trike along some of the steepest and roughest parts of the road.

The documentary captures the banter, the hardship & remarkable determination they have to complete the journey. What could possibly go wrong?

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Director:

Matthew Newton

Year:

2018

Duration:

28 mins

Category:

Film, Fremantle Australia 2020