No Mean Feat: the Mark Inglis Story

51 mins2005

Some people never quit. Take Mark Inglis for example. Mark is a double amputee. He lost his legs through frostbite after being trapped for two weeks near the summit of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mount Cook, in 1982. Twenty years later he returned to the mountain that robbed him of his legs, to finish the climb begun two decades before.

This classic documentary traces Mark's story from the time of his rescue, his hospitalization and double amputation. It follows his progress, and no-quit attitude, as he becomes a medical scientist working in the area of leukemia research, then one of New Zealand's leading winemakers, plus a Paralympic silver medal cyclist. Lastly, the cameras are alongside to record his determination and courage as he realizes his dream to once again stand on the top of New Zealand's highest peak.