Cas & Jonesy : Crossing the Ice
Two Australians Justin Jones and James Castrission will trek from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, without assistance of any kind. Their expedition will raise funds for 'You Can', a fundraising campaign to build specialized youth cancer centres across Australia.
Below are all the news we published about the Cas & Jonesy : Crossing the Ice expedition
Published on 27.01.2012
Australian Justin Jones and James Castrission Have finally arrived at Hercules Inlet just before the closing of the ALE 2011-12 season. They bring a world first back home.
Published on 22.01.2012
Every day just gets harder and harder for Cas & Jonesy. Jonesy's legs and ankles keep getting worse, while Cas' lips are bleeding and he is hallucinating from exhaustion.
Published on 15.01.2012
Australian Justin Jones and James Castrission are fully exhausted and very very hungry. In order to get to HI on time (26 January), Aussies are obliged to cover more than a marathon each day...
Published on 12.01.2012
Just as the other expeditioners on the way to Hercules Inlet, Australian pair Justin Jones and James Castrission is rushing towards the shore (Hercules Inlet). On 10 January, they had still 733 kil to go.
Published on 08.01.2012
Since turning around after their arrival at the SP, Australians Justin Jones and James Castrission have made good progress towards their final destination Hercules Inlet. But they start to be very tired indeed.
Published on 31.12.2011
Aussies Justin Jones and James Castrission have arrived at the SP this morning after a 62 days trek. Now they still have to go back to Union Glacier but have only 28 days to cover the same distance...
Published on 30.12.2011
By now, the Australian pair Justin Jones and James Castrission should have arrived at the SP. If not, they should be so close. But the expedition is not over yet. They still have to return to Union Glacier ALE base camp.
Published on 25.12.2011
While getting each day closer to the SP, Aussies Justin Jones and James Castrission have still a lot of questions to put forward. They do not have every answer yet.
Published on 19.12.2011
Despite the fact that Aussies Justin Jones and James Castrission are rationing their food and have sleepless nights, they manage to do some excellent mileages. Therefore their spirits are at their highest !
Published on 13.12.2011
As the Aussies Justin Jones and James Castrission are now racing the clock, they have also to started the food rationing quite early in the expedition.
Published on 09.12.2011
Both Cas and Jonesy are feeling a lot better mentally. But they start to feel an extreme fatigue straining strongly their body during the day as well as when laying in the tent.
Published on 06.12.2011
More than a week ago (on 28 December), we informed our visitors that for the Australian duo, time was becoming short. This problem is still relevant today.
Published on 02.12.2011
Because of a better weather these last days, the two Aussies have been able to ski beside each other and have a chat while skiing.
Published on 28.11.2011
Aussies Justin Jones and James Castrission (Cas and Jonesy) say that their expedition has become a race against the clock.
Published on 22.11.2011
After a quite bad start of the week with some equipment malfunctions, things started to improve a bit.
Published on 19.11.2011
A page of the expedition has been turned. It has finally stopped snowing which renders the ground more firm and they now are officially hungry at night !
Published on 15.11.2011
Cas and Jonesy are both exhausted but are determined to make some good kilometres over the coming weeks.
Published on 10.11.2011
Aussies Justin Jones and James Castrission have still to face difficult weather and terrain conditions.
Published on 08.11.2011
Because this part of the trek is quite a difficult one, both men have adopted a slow and steady approach of the journey.