Justin Jones and James Castrission

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Two Aussie Explorers pushing the boundaries of human endurance

On 26th January 2012, James Castrission and Justin Jones – Cas and Jonesy – made history for the second time by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time. In 100 years of polar exploration no-one had ever walked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. Many had tried, none had succeeded. After 89 gruelling days they made it back to the coast after having skied 2275 km with everything they needed to survive in the harshest environment on Earth.

Four years earlier, in 2008, Cas and Jonesy accomplished their first ‘world first’ by successfully ‘crossing the ditch’ in a kayak without assistance. Their epic journey of 3318 km across the Tasman Sea took a total of 62 days and at one point had them paddling in circles for a week. They became the first kayakers to cross the Tasman Sea as well as becoming the longest transoceanic double kayak expedition.

The boys’ incredible story is perfect to open or close a conference, motivate staff or provide an inspiring after-dinner speech. These two young, savvy adventurers have formed a presentation that is unforgettable. Their insights into leadership, teamwork, risk management and how to overcome adversity have captivated global audiences. Stunning footage and imagery convey messages that all of us can learn from, inspiring over 150,000 people around the world not to be afraid of pursuing their own adventures and dreams.

Earlier in their lives, James and Justin paddled the infamous Bass Strait and became the first to kayak the length of the Murray River, all 2560 km. They have run numerous ultra-marathons, attained their yachting crew qualifications and duelled with the open waters under sail. International climbing expeditions have been led in America (Mt McKinley, Alaska and The Nose, El Capitan), New Zealand (notable ascents: Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring) and Papua New Guinea.

As well as their amazing feats of physical endurance, James and Justin written and produced four award-winning books and documentaries about their expeditions.

James Castrission and Justin Jones talk about:

Two ground-breaking expeditions and two unforgettable presentations:

Crossing the ditch: World-first kayak expedition, 3318 km and 62 days, unsupported. Cas and Jonesy reached the sand at New Plymouth on NZ’s North Island on January 13, 2008 – 62 days after they had set off from Forster on the mid-New South Wales coast. They were sun-burnt, bearded, underweight, physically and mentally wasted … but most of all, happy to be alive.

Crossing the ice: The longest unsupported polar expedition of all time – a world-first South Pole return expedition, 2275 km and 89 days, unsupported. After 89 gruelling days Cas and Jonesy made it back to the coast after having skied 2275 km with everything they needed to survive in the harshest environment on Earth.

Their presentations cover the themes of:

  • Planning
  • Risk management
  • Goal setting
  • Teamwork
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Motivation

Judging by the incredible exploits of these two young men so far, there will more history-making achievements to come and many more audiences wanting to be inspired to live a life less ordinary.

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Justin Jones and James Castrission

Two Aussie Explorers pushing the boundaries of human endurance

Quick Contact

Justin Jones and James Castrission

Two Aussie Explorers pushing the boundaries of human endurance

On 26th January 2012, James Castrission and Justin Jones – Cas and Jonesy – made history for the second time by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time. In 100 years of polar exploration no-one had ever walked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. Many had tried, none had succeeded. After 89 gruelling days they made it back to the coast after having skied 2275 km with everything they needed to survive in the harshest environment on Earth.

Four years earlier, in 2008, Cas and Jonesy accomplished their first ‘world first’ by successfully ‘crossing the ditch’ in a kayak without assistance. Their epic journey of 3318 km across the Tasman Sea took a total of 62 days and at one point had them paddling in circles for a week. They became the first kayakers to cross the Tasman Sea as well as becoming the longest transoceanic double kayak expedition.

The boys’ incredible story is perfect to open or close a conference, motivate staff or provide an inspiring after-dinner speech. These two young, savvy adventurers have formed a presentation that is unforgettable. Their insights into leadership, teamwork, risk management and how to overcome adversity have captivated global audiences. Stunning footage and imagery convey messages that all of us can learn from, inspiring over 150,000 people around the world not to be afraid of pursuing their own adventures and dreams.

Earlier in their lives, James and Justin paddled the infamous Bass Strait and became the first to kayak the length of the Murray River, all 2560 km. They have run numerous ultra-marathons, attained their yachting crew qualifications and duelled with the open waters under sail. International climbing expeditions have been led in America (Mt McKinley, Alaska and The Nose, El Capitan), New Zealand (notable ascents: Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring) and Papua New Guinea.

As well as their amazing feats of physical endurance, James and Justin written and produced four award-winning books and documentaries about their expeditions.

James Castrission and Justin Jones talk about:

Two ground-breaking expeditions and two unforgettable presentations:

Crossing the ditch: World-first kayak expedition, 3318 km and 62 days, unsupported. Cas and Jonesy reached the sand at New Plymouth on NZ’s North Island on January 13, 2008 – 62 days after they had set off from Forster on the mid-New South Wales coast. They were sun-burnt, bearded, underweight, physically and mentally wasted … but most of all, happy to be alive.

Crossing the ice: The longest unsupported polar expedition of all time – a world-first South Pole return expedition, 2275 km and 89 days, unsupported. After 89 gruelling days Cas and Jonesy made it back to the coast after having skied 2275 km with everything they needed to survive in the harshest environment on Earth.

Their presentations cover the themes of:

  • Planning
  • Risk management
  • Goal setting
  • Teamwork
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Motivation

Judging by the incredible exploits of these two young men so far, there will more history-making achievements to come and many more audiences wanting to be inspired to live a life less ordinary.

Client testimonials

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