Te Ara (The Path)

Wanaka Time
Wanaka 3:00 pm
Wanaka Session
Session 6

50 mins, Director Alexis Smith, NZ, World Premiere.

Holly Beckham (Ngāpuhi) is on a mission, to be the first Māori wahine to scale Everest. She has no alpine experience, but she has survived the depths of addiction and is now determined to show others that it’s possible to overcome adversity. In this documentary she’ll take the first steps with mentor and legendary mountaineer, Lydia Bradey, the first woman to summit Everest without oxygen. Together these two wāhine toa will venture into Aotearoa’s mountains, developing a deep partnership of trust, honesty and grit as they attempt to summit the iconic Tititea Mt Aspiring.