By: Ethan Stone October 31, 2023

If you’ve seen basically anything that he’s ever done, you will know that Atomic Skis rider Craig Murray likes to push the limits. That’s definitely the case in Terra Incognita, his new film with NZ auteur Finlay Woods. In Craig’s own words:

“The constant pursuit of how far I can go is ultimately what drives my day-to-day life.”

This project has a clear mission: opening up new freeride lines in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. However, as Craig and his crew soon discover, that’s easier said than done. From a hilariously unexpected consequence of using pack horses to helicopter camping and booters, this project has some high-flying objectives but a down-to-earth vibe.

From Youtube:

Terra Incognita (terrain unkown) is a new film by Finlay Woods and Craig Murray.

The film follows a tight New Zealand crew as we attempt to ski new lines in the Southern Alps. Terra Incognita shows the process and realities of pushing into some of the most remote places in Aotearoa. We’re excited to show you the journey, triumphs and tribulations of our endeavours.

We recognise the carbon footprint of the production of this film as 3705.7 kg of CO2-eq. We have donated $2000 to Te Kakano Aotearoa trust and Te Manahuna Aoraki Project for their native restoration efforts.

We acknowledge ngā iwi ō Māori as the tangata whenua of Aotearoa / New Zealand. We pay our respect to those, past, present, future leaders and acknowledge their valuable contribution to society.

Nic and Rueben ‘Virtue’ & ‘Desert trip’
Notting Hillbillies – ‘Your Own Sweet Way’
Mild Orange ‘One’
Bree Tranter ‘Tuesday fresh cuts’ & ‘Drunken monster’
Jeroen Search ‘Explain Variation 1’
Credit score by Rueben Brady

Craig Murray
Derek Deans
Fiona Murray
Kenji Boekholt
Ben Richards
Carlos Garcia Knight
Tom Fisher
Mitchy Davern

Filmed and edited by
Finlay Woods

Additional filming by
Cam Henderson
Hunter Paull
Marcus Skin
Carlos Garcia Knight

Colour by
Tim Wreyford

Post audio by
Jeff Yellen

Photography by
Matt Cherubino
Tom Fisher
Fi Murray
Scott Robb