Chris Davenport and two friends head south (really far south) to play with penguins, sleep on a ship, and ski some steep terrain. His film, Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey, chronicles their journey.
When I think of Antarctica, I think of ice, cold weather, and more ice. However, more and more skiers are adding an Antarctica notch to their belt: Warren Miller also filmed a few athletes here for their upcoming film, Wintervention. Last December, Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, Andrea Binning, and a film crew went south to give movie-making and glacier-climbing a shot themselves. At The Meeting in Aspen, we were given a chance to see a sneak-peak, short version of Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey. Here’s what I thought.