James Castrission

Travels from: New South Wales


An Australian explorer who pushes himself to the limits

Categories: Motivational Speakers

Speaker Topics

  • Collaborating to Win
  • Feel the Excitement and Danger of Two of the Greatest Adventures in History
  • The 6 Step Journey from Inspiration to Execution

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

James Castrission is an Australian explorer who enjoys pushing himself to the limits, both mentally and physically.  

In 2008, alongside friend Jonesy, the duo paddled 3318km with no assistance across the Tasman Sea, becoming the first kayakers to cross the Tasman Sea as well as the longest transoceanic double kayak expedition. They braved treacherous environmental conditions including wind, rain and 10m swells as well as sleep and food deprivation. When the pair arrived on the shores of New Zealand they were exhausted both physically and mentally, sunburned, and underweight but ecstatic that they were both alive and had completed what they set out to do.

On January 26th 2012, the pair again made history by completing the longest unassisted expedition across the Antarctic.  They walked from the edge of Antarctic to the South Pole, and then returned. They spent 89 days skiing the 2275km required to make history.

James has also written and published two books titled ‘Crossing the Ditch’ and ‘Extreme South’, both based on his adventures.

He can speak to any audience and motivate them to push themselves and overcome any challenges they may encounter. 

James Castrission - Motivational Speakers

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