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Clark Carter
EducationUNSW Sydney
Known forAdventurer Filmmaker

Clark Carter (born 1984) is an Australian explorer and filmmaker.[1] Clark Carter and Chris Bray became the first people in history to walk across Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.[2] Carter is a member of the "Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments".


Carter is a Film Studies graduate of UNSW Sydney B.Arts (Media and Communications) majoring in film.[3][4]


At 21 years old, Carter attempted to cross Victoria Island in the Arctic. The exploration was cut short because of weather and other calamities. Carter returned with his partner Chris Bray and completed the crossing. The pair filmed both of the expeditions and the film was made into a documentary.[5]

The Crossing (exploration of Victoria Island in the Arctic[edit]

  • The Crossing Director Julian Harvey (film about Carter's crossing of Victoria Island in the Arctic.[6]
  • The Crossing was nominated for the Foxtel Australian Documentary cash prize of $10,000 at the Sydney Film Festival.[3]
  • The crossing won the audience award for Best Documentary 2013.[7]


Clark Carter and Ben Turner attempted to row from Wilsons Promontory in Victoria to Hobart, Tasmania. After just a few days, the boat capsized and the trip was abandoned.[8]


Carter was an Associate Producer of a documentary called The Connection (2014).[9] directed by former ABC journalist Shannon Harvey[10]


  • Australian Geographic Society's 2008 Spirit of Adventure Award[11]


  • The 1000 Hour Day: Two Adventurers Take on the World's Harshest Island[12]


  1. ^ Carter, Clark. "Filming in the field with Clark Carter". australiangeographic. Australian Geographic. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  2. ^ Feletto, Adelle. "Clark Carter's Arctic Circle Adventures to appear on the big screen". If.com. IF. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Boys' own adventure". newsroom.unsw.edu. UNSW Sydney. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Clark Carter". anzec. The Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the Explorers Club. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Aussie adventurers to try again with Victoria Island trek". cbc.ca. CBC Radio Canada. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ Hawker, Philippa (24 April 2014). "The Crossing review: Clark Carter, Chris Bray's boys' own misadventures". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Sydney Film Festival 2013". IMDB. IMDB.com, Inc. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  8. ^ "BASS STRAIT 2012". margaretbowling. MARGARET BOWLING. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  9. ^ Roston, Tom. ""The Connection" and How Documentaries Can Be Good Medicine (Part 1)". PBS.org. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  10. ^ "The Connection". What's New In Fitness. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  11. ^ McKenzie, Brad (29 October 2008). "Richard talks to adventurers Chris Cray and Clark Carter". ABC Radio Melbourne. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  12. ^ Bray, Chris (1 November 2010). The 1000 Hour Day: Two Adventurers Take on the World's Harshest Island. Sydney, Australia: Murdoch Books. ISBN 978-1741969672.