High Country Rescue follows the New Zealand Police and the Search and Rescue volunteers and heroes of LandSAR Wanaka and Fiordland as they brave the elements and risk their lives to save others in some of the most remote and treacherous parts of the South Island. The tourist towns of Wanaka and Te Anau are the gateways for the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. The spectacular scenery of these parks, which are set against a breath-taking but hazardous backdrop of snowy mountains and dense bush, is a magnet for outdoor adventurers; but it can be deadly. When disaster strikes, the local police and Search and Rescue volunteers are the only lifeline. From experienced mountaineers who become trapped in dangerous weather to stricken mountain bikers and missing hunters, this series follows the Search and Rescue heroes and local police right into the life-or-death drama of each rescue. High stakes. High drama. High Country Rescue.