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Cas and Jonesy 'Extreme South' Australian Tour

2nd Aug 2012 - 22nd Aug 2012

On Australia Day, Thursday 26 January 2012, Aussie duo ‘Cas’ and ‘Jonesy’ created history by becoming the first and youngest pair to travel the 2,270km journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, totally unsupported.

After 89 days of pushing the very limits of mental and physical pain in one of the planet’s most unpredictable and harshest landscapes, Cas and Jonesy completed their trek just in time for the last flight out of Antarctica for the season. Suffering from severe sleep and food deprivation the boys experienced hallucinations, continuous fatigue and painful injuries.

Cas and Jonesy have inspired millions with their contagious energy for adventure. The pair first landed in the spotlight after their world-first unsupported paddle across the Tasman in 2008. Crossing the Ditch has since become a book and documentary, airing in 58 countries.

The expedition gear that was used by Cas and Jonesy will be on display at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney next to Mawson’s sled showing Antarctic Exploration both historically and current.

Come and hear their story of tenacity, mateship and survival.

Tour dates as follows:

6.00pm - Doors open for book signings and the presentation commences at 7.00pm.

Sydney - Thursday 2 August – Wesley Theatre - Wesley Conference Centre – 220 Pitt Street, Sydney;

Canberra – Wednesday 8 August – National Film and Sound Archives - McCoy Circuit, Acton;

Brisbane – Thursday 9 August – Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts - 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley;

Perth – Monday 13 August – State Library Theatre - 25 Francis Street, Northbridge;

Adelaide – Tuesday 14 August – Mercury Theatre - 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide; and

Melbourne – Wednesday 22 August – RMIT Kaleide Theatre - 368 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Please book online to attend the event.

For further information, please contact Cathy Stapleton on telephone (02) 8338 8453 or visit the Paddy Pallin website.

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