David heads high into the Ethiopian Cush - a place known to the ancients as Punt, The Land Of Ghosts - in search of The Lost Ark. The “lost” Ark of the Covenant is believed to be the most powerful object ever made by man. Its frightening power turned the Jews from Egyptian slaves into a powerful people of destiny. It destroyed whomsoever it touched. It razed cities to the ground. Then in 586BC it disappeared. It’s believed to have ended up in Ethiopia & that’s why David’s gone there. Not in search of the Ark itself - no mortal can look at it without being consumed by fire - but in search of those who look after it, the Keepers of the Lost Ark.
If Marco Polo were alive today, where would he go? It takes courage to travel to the harshest places on Earth and come back with pictures so good they’re printed in 25 countries around the world. It takes vision to turn a passion for travel into a brilliant travel/adventure TV show, and that’s what David Adams has done with Journeys to the Ends of the Earth. David Adams has always been a man of action. A keen surfer he was also a ski instructor. As an adventure traveler his attitude has often been: “If there’s a established tourist trail – don’t take it!” Needless to say, his first documentary (on ski-adventure) was shot in Finland, Manchuria, Georgia and Kashmir! Neither has David been too concerned about personal safety; his film on mine-clearance in Afghanistan was titles Ten Million Mines. And so it is with Journeys to the Ends of the Earth. Over two years of production, David has led his team into the scorching sands of the Sahara, the ice wastes of Siberia and the swirling mists of the Andes. When first commissioned by the Discovery Network, this 13-part adventure travel series was the most expensive TV documentary series ever to have been produced in Australia.
Journeys to the Ends of the Earth is driven by the motto: “If Marco Polo were alive today, where would he go?” If he were alive and needed advice, he’d probably go straight to David Adams!