Departures (2008–…): Season 2, Episode 12 - Chile: Ends of the Earth - full transcript

History repeats itself as Scott and Justin push as far south as they can go. Adventure, fate, chance and the infestation of the travel bug all play a huge role. On one of the most remote islands on Earth, Easter Island, the guys experience the breath-taking awe of the infamous heads and try scuba diving again. They then head to Patagonia to help with Gaucho sheep-sheering and to visit a penguin island where a brave little penguin develops a crush on Scott. Their experiences in the southern-most town on Earth ultimately wins them a ticket to Antarctica, when by chance they run into a pilot friend who took them on an Arctic cargo plane one year previously.

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(film reel whirs)

(soothing folk music)

- [Justin] Chile has
already pushed our limits.

We've gone from the extreme north

all the way down the Island of Chiloe

- [Scott] With a little bit of luck,

heading south is gonna get us into

some of the most remote places,

not just in Chile, but the entire world.

- [Justin] Sometimes, being on the road,

it's pretty difficult.

When you love everything you're doing

and you love everything you're seeing,

you love everything you're experiencing,

but it gets to you sometimes.

- [Scott] After traveling
the world for a year,

Justin and I, we were charged
with a whole new energy.

- [Justin] As I got further
away from my old life,

I sorta realized that this
is where I need to be.

This is now my lifestyle.

(soothing music)

- [Scott] One day, I hope to
say that I've seen the world,

but that day is not here yet.

(soft upbeat music)

(melodious music)

I find when you're on the road

you might have the most
perfect itinerary set up

but sometimes opportunities just come

and you gotta grab them
while they're there.

We're the first one's down
here waiting for a ferry

off the Island to Chiloe.

And there's a place that Justin
I've always wanted to go.

We'll probably never be
closer than right now.

- It is a cost issue.

I know I wanna go, I know you wanna go.

We're gonna leave to it chance.

Heads we go, tails we don't.

Fair enough?

- Let's do it.

(upbeat music)

- [Justin] On a flip of a coin,

Scott and I've traveled
over 3,000 kilometers

to Easter Island located in the
middle of the Pacific Ocean.

- It's a very surreal feeling
to be on Easter Island

and to be looking at this little LCD

and see this guy right here beside me.

I remember as a kid seeing
images of Easter Island

and I remember my dad
telling me the brief idea

of what it was all about and
being totally amazed by it.

As you grow up, you hear
all of these stories

of these far away places.

And you know, whether
some of them are real

and some of them are not,

they all kinda have the same feeling

that they're outside of your world

and you'll never get there.

I hope I'm able to leave here

and understand that this
wasn't just a dream.

You know, that this was real.

(upbeat music)

To finally be here and to be face-to-face

with a big stone face is
absolutely incredible.

This is Rano Raraku some
people call this the quarry

other people call it the nursery.

Because it contains this
incredible collection

of all these stone heads

at different stages of construction.

Some 1,200 years ago
the ancient Polynesians

that inhabited the Island

were able to craft these multi ton heads

out of the rock wall and
the rock cliffs behind us.

And then without any kind of modern tools,

somehow move them down

and distribute them all over the Island.

(soft music)

There's areas of this
place that could pass for

Iceland or the Faroe Islands.

But then you see these
heads and it's like,

there's only one place this could be.

- But this is Eastern Island,

this is the home the Easter bunny.

And I still haven't seen them,
but I know this is his home

and this is where he lives.

- And I hate to bring
your world crashing down,

but you do another reason it's
called Easter Island right?

- 'Cause they came here and they saw

a lot of rabbits running around.

- The first Europeans to
set foot on the Island

was on Easter morning back in the 1700s.

- I don't know if you believe
in the Eastern bunny enough.

- If we meet 'em, I'll believe it.

Let's put it that way.

- They might be here, you never know.

(upbeat music)

Personally, I've wanted
coming here for a long time.

This is such a unique place.

I don't know anybody who's ever been here.

I've been carrying this
little souvenir around

for the last several months.

I received this coin in the Cook Islands.

And it was a weird coin
and it looked different

and I asked the story behind it.

The Cook Islands represents the center.

The top of the coin represents Hawaii

here New Zealand and then the
final piece is Easter Island

completing the Polynesian triangle.

You know, I've been in the
Cook Islands, been New Zealand

I lived in Hawaii.

So, now that I'm finally
here, the coin is complete

you know just another cool little thing.

(soft music)

- This is a perfect example,

how they're able to
carve these massive heads

right out of the stone.

- From here, they get the
rough shape of the head

and it's still kinda attached at the base.

They'll sever it from
the actual mountain side.

- They'll take it down here
and then they stand them up

get all the fine detail done

and then they get moved all
the way up to the coast.

(melodious music)

- Bit of a hike to come
around the Raraku crater,

but it's an amazing view.

And to look down on this
massive old volcano,

there's so much color to it.

And this was the one
that started the Island,

started creating Easter Island itself.

As you walk around the Raraku crater

you can't quite go all the way around it.

You get to this point right here

and it just drops off into the ocean.

As you stand here, you're struck by

just how much water you're surrounded by

and how far away from
everything else you are

and this little speck of dust
in the middle of an ocean.

- What I kinda like about these spots

cause it's just everybody's been home

and even though I was born
in Canada in the snow,

now my home is what I made of it.

And that was in Hawaii
and I miss quite a bit.

I wanna go back so bad but

time and place for everything

right now is not the time or the place.

Even though if I think of
it, like Hawaii is probably

she's probably that direction.

It's that way?

So that way.

Maybe a couple hour flight there?

There it is.

But my home is somewhere out there.

One day I'll return to it but

not right now, not right now.

(soft music)

- After both of our first
diving experiences in Brazil

we said that if we ever
had an opportunity anywhere

near that again that we would take it.

And that, that wasn't gonna
be the last dive we ever did.

So here we are.

Claudio and Lhote here
are going to take us out

they're gonna be hard dive buddies

because we certainly
don't know the waters.

Although I'm starting to believe that

with what I can see from here

I'd just be able to find my way anyway.

So you can see the bottle already.

It's so clear.

- It's like a swimming pool.

Look please, like a glass.

- All of a sudden the wind has stopped

the water is like glass, the sun's out

so it's gonna be even better visibility

than what it normally is.

Everything's coming up
Lou catch and we'll see,

maybe a little deep weed.

(soft music)

- [Justin] Clarity of the
water is second to none.

You can see for like 100
feet, 200 feet easily.

♪ I'm not right or wrong when I say ♪

♪ That it's better down in the bay ♪

You can see everything
and every little detail.

And it helps because there still is a lot

of sea life around here.

♪ 'Till I reach another day ♪

♪ Down along the shore ♪

you see a lot of great tropical
fish and some reef fish

and even some endemic fish

that are from this area of the island.

♪ I don't gotta know where I should be ♪

♪ 'cause here my thoughts are free ♪

- [Justin] Once you get down
there, there's so much coral.

The coral is just gigantic.

It's almost like a big maze.

- [Scott] The island being
formed by three major volcanoes

obviously doesn't stop at the water.

It continues under water

and you really get a good sense of that

when you're under the water with it.

♪ Empty shells act as bells ♪

- [Justin] When we were down there

we actually saw some green
turtles and got pretty close.

- [Scott] It was kind of like for a minute

they were just curious
and they wanted to play.

And then they just slowly
started to swim away.

And I was able to run
my hand along the back

the shell with a sea turtle.

- [Justin] We see a turtle
on land they're so slow

is the opposite of graceful.

As soon as you put it in the
water, it's a different story

it's just like like he's flying.

- [Scott] It's a completely
different wildlife experience

than what you get on land.

There's something to
interacting with sea life

that's surreal for both of you.

It's almost like they sense
you're not supposed to be there.

(country music)

This whole place is like some bizarre

interesting, captivating, wonderful dream.

(upbeat music)

It's really easy to lose touch

with the fact that this is still Chile.

It's almost like this Island

was never meant to be
discovered by anyone.

And unfortunately, mankind
had other things in store

history gets lost and the
cultures become blurred.

Hopefully now we realize the importance

of those cultures and those distinctions.

Thankfully there's been a resurgence

in trying to protect the culture

and show it off and caves like this

are a real reminder of that.

(soft music)

There's lot of caves
still on Easter Island

and these ones obviously have been around

for a long, long time.

This is elaborate too much like

what we were able to explore in Iceland.

- These caves go on
sometimes for like miles

and you'll have these openings where

the rocks have collapsed and opened up

and you have these pockets of light.

And I guess these pockets
were used to create gardens.

- Original Polynesians were really smart

and they were able to make use of

everything that was here on the Island.

And this in particular, this
partially collapsed lava tube

they're able to make
great use of for shelter

and the parts that aren't collapsed

and the parts that are collapsed
like where I'm standing,

they're able to make use of
the fact that it's open air

there's sun and the ability
for rain to come in.

They were able to grow taro bananas,

sugarcane things like that.

Now unfortunately these caves here acted

as kind of a shelter
away from being captured.

People would come to the Island

trying to take the Polynesian
people, using them as slaves.

The few remaining ended up
coming down here and hiding out.

It worked for a little while

I mean they had access to the food

thanks to the gardens that they had.

Ultimately very little of that original

culture still exists.

(Justin whistles)

- If we started seeing like eggs

and chocolates that were available

I think we're on the right track.

Let there be light.

All right let there be women.

Ooh yeah it's slick.

- [Scott] Let there be slippery rocks.

(soft music)

- When I first moved up to Hawaii,

there's a spot I go to like a diamond head

and I sat there and I just looked out

and I'm like, so that
direction is like home

and right now it's

home is right here right now and

wherever I'm gonna be in a
week or two weeks from now.

- I have to really wanna
come here to be here.

And now that we're here I
wouldn't give it up for the world.

- We're vagabond, roaming the world,

looking for a new nest
looking for a new lady bird.


Where's my lady bird, lady bird

apparently she's not on this Island.

Lady bird.

Hawaii is actually pretty close.

Like I'm closer to Hawaii
than I've ever been

in the last two years.

I was always afraid to leave

and wasn't sure what I was giving up

and what I was going to
gain out of this trip.

These last two years have been

some of the most memorable
years of my life.

But every once in a while you miss home,

you miss routine you
miss your normal life.

You know Andre and Scott
they're my best friends now.

But I do miss my other friends
it's like, I miss everybody.

I get emails from people saying,

"oh guess what happened?

Guess you had a baby

guess who's gotten married."

Their lives are moving
they're buying houses

and having kids and life's
not passing me by but

some of my friends and my
family's lives are passing by

and you just miss all that.

(slow music)

This can't last forever and
you start realizing that

the decisions that you
made to get to this point

we're all for a greater cause.

- [Scott] Just came down this
morning to the North shore.

- [Justin] We're on our way out

we have to fly out within an hour.

- [Scott] No matter where
you go on this Island

you're never far away from
big stone stoic heads.

- I wasn't sure what I
was gonna with that coin,

kinda got something planned

I don't know when I'll do it

couple months from now
maybe a year from now.

Whenever me and Scott decide to split ways

I'm gonna give him that
coin saying, look, dude

now you got to come to
Hawaii you gotta come see me.

- Ever since we started traveling,

Justin has realized what
kind of world is out there

with every place we've gone to

he's taken a lot of it to heart

and I think he's really matured a lot.

I think we've left a lot up
to chance this last year.

And that's the greatest part of travel.

Ultimately you just sort of have to let

the world take you in certain directions.

When you start to get
to places this remote,

you feel like you're seeing
the far ends of the earth

and that pushes you to keep going.

I'm really excited to be able to get down

to the far South of Chile

and walk to the end of
the earth physically.

And then I'm sure that will
just be the push to one day

try to get to Antarctica.

I think when we started traveling,

the map was just a bunch of
designs and colors on the wall

and now it starts to fill in and


- I thought he'd get a kick out of it and

good old Scott stone-cold face.

I heard someone on this Island

doesn't believe in the Easter bunny?

- Yeah he doesn't.

- He has a stone cold
face like these statutes.

Are you enjoying your stay
here in Easter Island?

- I don't know.

- I mean just rock solid.

Me and Santa had this thing

it's like we go to these
really remote islands,

you're not even listening to me.

I don't get it, because I
thought it was hilarious

this knocked my hats off.

I carried that suit around
for such a long time.

It was an old Halloween costume I had.

I had it sent to me and stuck in my pack

and keeping that away from Scott

and not let him see it

'cause it's this big furry pink suit.

- It's too bad, Justin wasn't around

'cause I know he would have loved to

- Yeah!
- He loves animals.

- It's one of those things that

Justin is out doing whatever he does

making a fool of himself
probably somewhere

- Yeah! don't I know it.


Keeps stealing Jesus' thunder.

(happy music)

- [Justin] Last year we pushed

as far as we could to the North.

Now we're going to head
back to the mainland

and see how far we can go south.

(upbeat music)

- [Scott] Just outside of
the city of Punta Arenas

we're gonna take a small boat

out to the Island of Isla de Magdalena.

And go halfway across the Magellan Strait.

And it is covered in nothing but penguins.

This is gonna be a great
sign that we're obviously

getting close to the bottom of the earth

when you start to see
penguin colonies, this large.

- [Justin] Everywhere you look at penguins

I gotta talk in penguins.

- It looks like a huge
dinner party that we're

not dressed appropriately for.


- It sounds like a bunch of cats.

(imitating penguin sounds)

You here that?
- No

(penguins gakkering)

(soft music)

You look at them and you see them on land

and they just totally
look out of their element

'cause they are waterbirds.

It's just their mannerisms are funny.

Almost like they don't
know what they're doing

and I think when they see us coming

they are like what are these things?

And they're very curious and so are we.

- Can't believe how
close we can get to them

they're so tame.

I figure there's over 60,000
couples on this Island.

(upbeat music)

The cool thing about these birds is that

they'll come up here and if
they've lost their partner

they can make out this kind of a scream

with all these penguins

these thousands of thousands of penguins

they can pick out their mate
when it starts calling him

and they get back together.

They picked this Island 'cause the soil

was easy for them to build nests.

So from November to March,
this is where they breed.

This like mostly their vacation time,

they come here it's like sex island.

(soft music)

- What really amazes me is the fact that

these guys not only survive
such a harsh climate down here

freezing cold and rain and barren

but that's only for part of the year.

Maybe this one's a little bit lonely.

The other half of the year


during their summer in
the Southern hemisphere

they can get as far North as Brazil

or Peru on the Pacific side.

(melodious music)

He doesn't know quite what to make at me.

(melodious music continues)

(penguin gakkering)

The only thing other than penguins

on Isla Magdalena is this lighthouse.

And from up here you can see everything.

You really start to be able
to put into perspective

just what over 60,000 couples of penguins

look like from this high

- You see a time for that seagull?

- I guess this is where there
just penguins nesting here.

- There's seagulls nesting
here too and they're idiots.

- On the way up one penguin

I think was mistaking me for it mate

I was paid some pretty kind attention

by a certain penguin down there.

- Did you get a phone number?
- No.

- It doesn't count, seriously seagulls

you hit the beach, come by
and steal your French fries

they shit on you when you're
suntanning garbage birds.

- You have to worry about that here

because a, there's no suntanning here

there's certainly no french fries here

- Well they're attacking me

- And the penguins way
out number seagulls.

- Yeah well the seagulls

they're just mean they're bullies.

(penguins gakkering)

(upbeat music)

- There still is a cowboy lifestyle

out and around Punta Arena.

So that's why we wanted to come out here.

Farming is still just as important here

as it was a hundred years ago.

And the area around Punta
Arenas falls between

all of the mountains of Patagonia

and the fjords and the oceans.

And that land is perfect
for sheep farming.

That's why there are so
many estancia in the area

and they're an important
part of the history

and the culture of the gaucho

the South American cowboy.

(upbeat country music)

There's a lot of work to be done

here on this estancia today.

All these sheep need to be sheared.

- And right now were trying
to get them all in the barn.

(upbeat music)

This is such a process

these sheep are crazy they
don't wanna go in the barn.

(upbeat music continues)

(energetic piano music)

These sheep are packed
in here like sardine

there's no room for them to move at all.

(energetic piano music)

- There's a whole bunch
of different corrals here

and they keep moving in
and steps and stages.

And there's a whole bunch
more sheep waiting outside

to be corralled into the
next one in the next barn.

It's a bit of a messy floor here.

Talk about scared
shitless I think they are.

(energetic piano music)

This one won't have to undergo

any kind of shearing process today

he hasn't got a heck of
a lot to have sheared.

He'll just hang out with mom, dad,

and about 30,000 uncles.

There's certainly no room
to breathe for these packs

you just gotta pack them right in.

(piano music)

- [Justin] Now that we've got
all these sheep rounded up

and they're all in their pens

the next step is to shear them.

(upbeat violin music)

- It's not just an illusion

that they look calm
they actually kinda are.

The professional shearer
knows how to handle a sheep

so that they're as calm as they could be.

(upbeat music)

- There's a couple of reasons
why it might be a good idea

for Justin and I to just steer clear of

having any part of the sharing process

because number one even these guys

who were doing this all day long

and they're still nicking

and cutting the sheep a little
bit with their skilled hands.

Not only that, but if
you don't do it right

you can really alter
the quality of the wool.

So if it gets cut up in
little fluffs and pieces then

it's not gonna be nearly as valuable

as if it's a nice piece
like these guys do.

- Since we're new at this
I'm working the broom.

The guys deal with the shears

they're doing the cutting,
the guys that are talented.

So these guys like me
are holding the broom

and they slowly work their
way up in this process.

Guys are sweeping, guys are packing

it's really quick real fast.

And there's a lot of teamwork
that's involved in this.

This almost feels like I'm
a pit crew's like at NASCAR,

the car comes in and you
got like seven seconds

eight seconds to get
everything done real quick.

And it's fast.

Here you go, here we go.

(violin music)

(upbeat music)

- Presser like this is all manpower.

They'll put as many as
60 sheep worth of wool

into this thing before they
start to compress it right down.

And try to make essentially
a big bale of wool out of it.

(upbeat music continues)

267 kilos.

- I've been promoted from the broom guy

to the guy who gets to do the stomping.

You gotta work hard in this industry

you can't just expect
to broom all your life

you gotta work hard.

Scott you keep working hard one day

maybe you'll be a stomper.

Get off the floor a little bit.

Put them in.

(upbeat music)

I'm really tired.

(upbeat music continues)

- [Scott] I don't think that he has the

compression power that his buddy does.

- Oh yeah I guess it's
the weight thing yeah?

I think a bigger the guy you are

the better you are a stomper.

I gotta start eating.

(upbeat music continues)

(energetic music)

- These guys all have
their fresh summer cuts.

It's certainly not about
style but the job is done.

After they've been sheared

they're released out into
these individual pens

and they're still held they're
not let back out on the farm

because each Shearer is
here working individually

and they have to count
up how many they've done.

(energetic music continues)

- Try to count it 'cause
they move real fast

and they'll move in clusters.

That's why there's three
people here counting

and trying my best to keep up.

15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.

- 31?

- 33
- 33 that's 2 less.

- It's a good thing we're not responsible

for paying these guys cause they'd be like

waiting for us at a van
afterwards to be like,

yeah you were a bit short on that count.

- One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight, nine

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37.

- 37
- 37, I got that one right.

(upbeat music)

- Now that they've all
been counted and released

there's one final stage
and that's to stamp them

sort of a more humane branding really.

Grade A,

you guys all did such a good
job today you all get an A,

A, A

I saw you in there you get an A.

(upbeat music continues)

(soft music)

- Starting to get a little tired

It's been a pretty fast
paced couple of weeks

flying here and driving here
mountain biking down this.

Decided just to kind of come out here

and take it easy for a bit.

- [Scott] It's a fast lifestyle.

You wake up like, what country am I in?

Like where am I?

- [Justin] It starts
getting really freaky.

(soft music)

And then all of a sudden
you'll wake up one day

and an opportunity will come at you.

It just totally picks up your spirits

and you just realize, there's
a reason why I'm doing this.

New ideas being tossed around right now

we're going to Antarctica.

And it's one of those places like,

Oh yeah I'd like I like
to go to the moon one day.

That's what Antarctica is for us.

(soft music continues)

- We've come all this way,
3000 some odd kilometers

from Arica all the way
here to Punta Arenas.

And this is only at the center of Chile.

Because from here to the South Pole

is also considered Chile.

And when you hear that news

it just makes you want to
push that extra little bit.

- [Justin] We're gonna
go to Puerto Williams

and try to access Cape Horn

which will be the absolute lowest

in all of the America that you can get.

I think we're doing it
for nothing else than

to prove to ourselves that we did it.

- It's funny how things work out

you know especially in the last few weeks

we've talked a lot about chance

and we've left a lot up to chance.

But a year and a half ago,

Justin and I made it all
the way up to a Newvic

in the Northwest territories of Canada.

Our friend who worked
for an airline up there,

hooked us up with a pilot named Andrew.

Strange things happen
at the strangest times.

And we were checking in for
a flight to Puerto Williams

and this familiar face walks by

and we both realized who it was.

It was this pilot Andrew
from way up North,

the opposite end of the earth.

Of all places and all people to meet,

we meet Andrew at a place like this

at a time like this,
this close to Antarctica

and he gives us a phone
number that can get us there.

- Anything's possible now right?

(soft music)

- [Scott] We're on our
way to Puerto Williams,

hopefully Cape Horn and now who
knows maybe even Antarctica.

- [Justin] The idea of
setting foot on Antarctica

is something that I never dreamed

I would ever do in my lifetime.

The thing that drives you down

is the same thing that picks you up

that's what traveling
and sports all about.

It's gonna beat on you one
day it's gonna push you down

it's gonna put your nose right in the dirt

and it's going to keep
you there for awhile.

The next day, next moment
it's gonna pull you up

and so lift your spirits
up and push you ahead.

(soft music continues)

- There is no other town further South,

anywhere on the planet earth
than Puerto Williams, Chile.

- It's a place where people come to

to prepare to go somewhere else.

- Puerto the Williams doesn't have much

except for a gorgeous surrounding

and everything you need to get by.

One school.

- One fire station.

- One post office.

- One mechanic.

(Justin laughs)

- One hospital.

- Banco de Chile, just one.

- The only gas station in town.

- One football field,
still under construction.

- One dizzy camera man.

(soft music)

We got ourselves here but
this is not far enough for us.

And we're trying to get to Cape Horn.

- There are a lot of
scientific expeditions

that leave from Puerto Williams

and access parts of Antarctica,
and of course Cape Horn.

- I am not scientists, I
can't take a Bunsen burner

and burn some stuff and
tell you what that means.

I can't do that.

- As you start to go South
it's like you actually feel

this magnetic pull towards the poles.

Every step you take it's like,

oh I'm further South,
further South further South.

It's like if we just
make this one next step

then we won't be able to go
any further we'll let it rest.

If you want to go to the end of the world,

go to the end of the world.

Don't go a mile away from it and say,

oh I was close to the end of the world.

Beyond Cape Horn is Antarctica.

It's a whole other continent.

- That's a whole other show

we gotta get to Cape Horn
before we got to Antarctica.

(soft music)

- [Scott] For thousands of
years, the Yamana natives

were the most Southern
habitation of people on earth.

They only lived on the
islands, East land of Reno

and the islands that make up

what's now the park of Cape Horn.

At their greatest numbers,
there was only 3000 of them.

But since the arrival of the Europeans

they've slowly been snuffed out

and there's only one true
Yamana native still surviving.

And once she's gone that's it.

- Christina is the last person
who lived in the old culture.

So even though we can read about it

Christina lived all that.

- There are a lot of different
indigenous groups in Chile

but what makes the Yamana so unique?

- They are adapted to
the tip of the continent,

to an environment that
we cannot figure out

how to survive here in
this harsh environment.

They would run naked their whole life

and they would feed on mussels

they have to dive every day
to get them off the water.

Deep in winter when it was very,
very cold she had no shoes.

She and her sister ran
and went into the water

at the bay where they lived to keep warm.

- How did the Yamana
become almost extinct?

- Yamana were healthy
and happy living here

until we came here and
we changed everything.

Collecting this grass
and weaving the basket

is the only thing that is still there

like they did it 5,000 years ago.

(soft music)

- It's all right.

- [Justin] You should pull them
right up to the roots dude?

- [Scott] Oh no, not that much.

I've so far I've got the seal of approval

on the ones I've picked so
it's a bit of a tricky process.

There's not very many green
ones left so you gotta

pick them and you've got to grab them

and yank really quickly so that

you get the majority of the stem as well,

but not the whole root like Justin.

(Justin laughs)

- Is this okay?

(Christina speaks in foreign language)

(both laugh)

I gotta get some longer reeds.

(Christina speaks I foreign language)

- That's enough for
small baskets she says.

- Lets compare what we got here.

Christina's is perfect,

and Justin's has half the forest here.


(soft music)

Half the adventure is
just getting in and out

of the area where these reeds grow.

(soft music continues)

Just watching Christina take the reeds

that we just helped her pick

and she's starting to
weave the base of a basket.

It's kind of surreal just sitting here,

watching this process happen.

The last of an entire group
of people, creating art.

Doing something in the way it's been done

for thousands of years, same
materials, same process.

(soft music)

- I broke the tip-off the
reed it just kinda fell.

It's about to crack on me here

(Christina speaks in foreign language)

I'm doing it, it's going
in the wrong direction.

Things start breaking and

- I think if you and I were left alone

in this environment back then,

without any clothes and
having to make our own baskets

to collect shellfish with,

we would have long starved
to death and froze to death.

- Even if we caught shellfish

I probably wouldn't even
eat them in the first place.

- [Scott] Good point.

- I broke it, that's the
part I broke earlier.

I'm sorry I broke it.

Sometimes you show up to a place

and you realize you're
too late you missed it.

You show up in a place like Easter Island

and the cultures it's gone.

Sometimes we get lucky

and we get to see these
things before they disappear.

(Scott speaks in foreign language)

- [Scott] It floors me to think of how

tough life would have been here

years and years and years ago,

before any of this modern
technology came here

and it puts it all into perspective

when people can survive all of that

and then can so easily be wiped out by us.

We'll never be any closer to Cape Horn

than we are right now.

15,000 kilometers away from London,

2,500 kilometers away from Santiago,

16,000 kilometers away
from the North pole.

Cape Horn, Cabo de Hornos

we're less than 200
kilometers away from it.

This plane is gonna fly
right over Cape Horn.

We're gonna get a chance to see it

and I think that's better
than coming this far

and not having any
contact with that at all.

We're not gonna be able to set
foot on it based on weather,

but we are still gonna get around the horn

by means of an airplane.

(country music)

You pretty much have three
options to get to the Cape,

one is taking a helicopter
if you got $9,000 to do it.

Second of all is taking a boat

which takes a couple days to get there.

And then when you get there,

it's like some of the worst
conditions in the world.

Third option is this option.

There's no way to just access Cape Horn

it's still as raw as it
was back in the olden days.

(upbeat music)

- [Justin] We might not be able
to swap stories with sailors

about the Cape and how treacherous it was.

But at the same time we actually saw it

and we know what it looks like

and that counts for something in my book.

- [Scott] Although every step we've taken

on this world trip has taken us further

and further away from home.

It also takes us closer and
closer to those places that

I never thought we would ever get to see.

Antarctica is one of those places.

(guitar music)

- [Justin] There's a
reason why I don't go home

sometimes I feel, if I do go home

I'm gonna miss out on something.

(guitar music continues)

All this talk about Antarctica

has totally fired me up.

It's not the beaches of Hawaii but

it's a place where I never
thought I'd ever end up.

Sometimes the tank is empty

and you just need something
to fill it back up

and back in the road you go.

(guitar music)

Sometimes I set goals for myself

that even I don't think I'll ever achieve.

And out of nowhere I will reach that goal

and stand on a certain spot.

Then you start realizing that

if this goal can be
achieved, why can't others.

We're head back North and
leave from Puerto Williams

and from there, it's off to Antarctica.

- We found out that there was
available space on this plane.

We now have flight, we
now have a place to stay

and really that's all we need.

Thanks to three great
friends, a lot of planning,

a lot of money and a whole lot of chance

we've gained a lifetime of experiences

in only a couple of years.

I don't think any of us
will lose sight of that.

- [Justin] Last couple of weeks

have been a real test for me,

a trip like Antarctica comes along

and it just rekindles this fire.

It doesn't matter how much
you see how much you do

you just wanna see more and more.

This is what makes it so hard to go home.

Tomorrow's a new day and you
just kind of look towards that.

We travel a lot we've seen a lot of places

and yeah we definitely
like to go to places

that people don't go to.

And I don't know anybody
who's ever been to Antarctica

or even talked about Antarctica.

- [Scott] The continent Antarctica

is claimed by few and owned by nobody.

And I'm looking forward to claiming

a little piece of it for myself.

- [Justin] When you look at a globe

and you look at Antarctica

it looks like it's gonna fall
off the rest of the world.