Wheels across the Himalaya

Australia, 1982

Film
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In March 1981, Elisabeth Hastings, suffering from polio, and Rheinhardt Raftl, a victim of multiple sclerosis, became the first disabled people to trek across Nepal. The film shows them riding mountain ponies, through the Himalayas, travelling in rafts down one of the most violent rivers in the world, and clinging to the backs of elephants in the Chitwan jungle.

Credits

producer

Ian Lang

Duration

00:47:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015482

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Himalaya Mountains

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nepal

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Physically handicapped

Places → Himalaya Mountains

Places → Nepal

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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