Jon Muir OAM

Australian Geographic - - Your Society -

JON IS leg­endary in the global ad­ven­ture com­mu­nity, renowned for the trail­blaz­ing phi­los­o­phy he ap­plies to all as­pects of life, tack­ling ev­ery­day ob­sta­cles with the same gusto he brings to ex­pe­di­tions. From mak­ing the first suc­cess­ful as­cent of Ever­est with­out Sher­pas in 1988 to his 2002 un­sup­ported trek to the North Pole, Jon is one of Aus­tralia’s most ex­pe­ri­enced ad­ven­tur­ers. His world records in­clude the first solo tra­verse on foot of Aus­tralia’s largest salt lakes. In 2001 Jon be­came the first per­son to walk across Aus­tralia unas­sisted, a 128-day, 2500km ex­pe­di­tion from Port Au­gusta to Bur­ke­town. In 2007 he trekked 1800km unas­sisted from SA’s Spencer Gulf to Aus­tralia’s Ge­o­graphic Cen­tre. Jon starred in the 2004 multi-award­win­ning doc­u­men­tary Alone Across Aus­tralia, and has per­son­ally re­ceived many pres­ti­gious ac­co­lades, in­clud­ing the Or­der of Aus­tralia in 1989.

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