27min documentary + extra footage + music video

  • Adventure
  • motivation / inspiration
  • overcoming adversity against all odds
  • disability
  • environmental education – year 6 and up.

In the heart of South West Tasmania’s magnificent World Heritage Wilderness stands Federation Peak, one of Australia’s most challenging The Second Step, Warren Macdonaldmountains. Against all the odds double above-knee amputee Warren Macdonald spent 28 epic days hiking to and climbing the peak.

Walking away from the social constraints so readily applied to the disabled, and journeying into wild nature, Warren casts off the shackles and goes in search of the personal freedom he enjoyed before his horrific accident two years before.

The Second Step is the profound story of one man’s extraordinary courage and determination to take back control of his life.

“The most inspiring film I have seen in a long, long time”. Brigitte Muirr


Winner of EIGHT International Awards:

  • Grand Prize (Best Film): Banff Mountain Film Festival 2002
  • Best Mountaineering Film: Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2002
  • Human Spirit Award: Telluride Mountain Film Festival 2002
  • Jury’s Award: Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest 2003
  • Hero of the Film Award: Vertical, Moscow Mt Film Fest 2003
  • Sports Award: Spanish Sports Film Fest, Santendar 2003
  • Woodford Rocket: Woodford Folk Festival Film Fest 2002/03
  • Jury’s Prize: Explorers Club Film Fest 2005.