Jon Muir OAM
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.