My name is Jason Beachcroft.

I have a passion for our world's natural bounties which I attempt to enjoy in as many different ways as possible. I rock climb, mountaineer, white water paddle, ski, bushwalk and of course Sea Kayak. Starting the 12th of January I will launch my kayak out from Sydney Harbour and paddle north with the objective that in approximately 15months (or so...), later I can paddle back into Sydney Harbour from the south. All things going well it is my plan to be the first person to circumnavigate all of Australia's states and territories or in other words the Australian mainland and Tasmania.

I work in the outdoor field and have done so for quite a few years now after attending La Trobe University Bendigo to do a Graduate Diploma of Outdoor Education. For the last 6 years I’ve been working several months in the Blue Mountains as an outdoor guide or teaching at outdoor recreation at TAFE, a few months down in the snowy mountains in winter working for Action Learning Initiatives in Jindabyne, and the rest of the time overseas or working in a variety of other places.

I have paddled in Alaska in Prince William Sound and several areas in both New Zealand and Australia. Years ago I read Paul Caffyn's book The Dreamtime Voyage and the seed was planted. Now the time has come for me put my paddle in the water and undertake a great adventure.

Jason Beachcroft

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