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Extreme South - an epic story of tenacity, mateship and survival

13 Jul 2012

Extreme South, the story of how University of Sydney Business School alumnus, James Castrission (BCom '04), and his friend Justin Jones, made their historic conquest of the Antarctic earlier this year, is to be launched in Sydney next month.

The team of two, affectionately dubbed Cas and Jonesy by the Australian media, spent 89 gruelling days walking unsupported from the edge of the frozen continent across the ice to the South Pole and back.

They were the first in history to make the epic journey unaided.

When it ended on Australia Day (26 January) the expedition of more than two thousand kilometres was likened by many to those made by Scott and Amundsen in the early 20th Century.

Extreme South and an accompanying DVD, will be launched on Thursday 2 August at a Sydney event expected to attract more than five hundred adventure enthusiasts.

Event sponsor, camping equipment and clothing supplier, Paddy Pallin, says that Cas and Jonesy will be on hand to tell stories of "tenacity, mateship and survival."

The Sydney launch, at the Wesley Theatre at 220 Pitt Street beginning at 6.30 PM with a book signing, will mark the start of a national tour by Cas and Jonesy who took on the world's "last great wilderness" and won.

Read further details of the launch.