Cas is highly regarded as one of Australia’s premier public speakers. He has written 2 bestselling books: Crossing the Ditch and Extreme South.
Cas has now shared his incredible story with over 320,000 people around the world. Insights into leadership, teamwork, risk management and how to overcome adversity have captivated global audiences.
Polar Expedition: He recently made history by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time, alongside his best mate, Jonesy. 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 2275km with everything they needed to survive in the harshest environment on Earth.
The Ditch: Four years earlier they Crossed the Ditch – paddling 3318km without assistance across the Tasman Sea for another world first. They braved 10 metre swells, howling winds, endured severe food and sleep deprivation and adverse winds and currents. They became the first kayakers to cross the Tasman Sea as well as becoming the longest transoceanic double kayak expedition. Staggering upon the shores of New Zealand, the adventurers were sunburnt, bearded, underweight, and physically and mentally wasted…but most of all happy to be alive.
Cas was absolutely awesome. He fulfilled his speaker brief perfectly and was inspiring and engaging. He had an audience of over 300 staff members spellbound.– Foxtel
I’ve worked in the events industry for over 10 years and can honestly say this is one of the most unique and rewarding programs I have worked on, I would highly recommended my adventure group for anyone looking for something outside the norm! Congratulations and thank you to James and his team for all of their hard work– Suncorp
I was on the edge of my seat for the entire presentation. one moment in tears of laughter, the next tears of despair.– Travelscene, American Express
On 31 October 2011 James Castrission and Justin Jones set out to achieve ‘one of the last great polar adventures’ – an unsupported return journey from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. This is a quest that has been attempted by many experienced polar explorers before them…and all have failed. This book details everything – the preparation, the setbacks, the outset, the highs and the lows – all in brutally honest detail.