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Cas and Jonesy Crossing the Ice

CommunityJames Hipkiss

Two Aussie adventurers are attempting to become the first to walk from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again without assistance.

For the next three months and over 2200km they will drag 160kg sleds with everything they need to survive in the harshest environment on Earth. Cas and Jonesy are using this expedition to raise much needed funds and awareness for You Can; a national fundraising campaign to build specialised youth cancer centres across Australia. They're two Aussie mates that have kayaked a few oceans, climbed mountains and hit dirt tracks all round the world. They?ve already Crossed the Ditch ? paddling 3318km without assistance for a world first.This expedition is called Crossing the Ice and they've covered 637km so far. 

Latest news is that they are waking up during the night which means that don't really recover from the day's skiing.... Jonesy's lack of sleep has made him irritable and with no-one else but Cas to hear his frustrations, it's been a tough day for both on the ice.�Highlight of the day: Finding some hidden cookies in their food rations, low point of the day: Jonesy's spoon meeting a fiery death (lucky he has a spare) Follow the expedition here or leave a message of support on Facebook.