Special Guest – Ron Allum – Australian Geographic’s Lifetime of Adventure 2016 Recipient



André interviews this extraordinary and humble man who started out as an ABC radio engineer.  Ron helped to design and build the Deepsea Challenger, a submersible that reached the Earth’s deepest point in 2012 with American film director James Cameron inside. Ron first worked with James (“Jim”) in 2001, when he joined the director’s Titanic expedition team, and he continued to assist with technical projects before work began on Challenger in 2005. In the Aussie adventuring community, Ron is known as a record-breaking cave-diver, and was part of the 1988 Australian Geographic Society-sponsored expedition team that was trapped underground when a rainstorm hit the Nullarbor Plain. The radio system rigged up by Ron, was essential to the team’s eventual escape.