As the first person in the U.S. adventurer Colin O’Brady crossed the Antarctic alone and without technical AIDS. The 33-Year-old needed on cross-country skis 54 days for the 1482-kilometre-long route. He reached on Wednesday his goal on the Ross ice shelf on the Pacific ocean, after a last mighty effort: The last 125 kilometres, he put in 32 hours.
Already in 1996-1997, the Norwegian Borge Ousland had crossed the Antarctic alone. He had, however, partly from a paraglider. O’Brady refrained from such an aid. The former professional Athlete was at the 3. November started with the 49-year-old British Louis Rudd from Union glacier. Their paths separated.
At Breakfast the “impossible idea”
O’Brady’s, a 180-pound sled behind Duke, came at the 12. December after 40 days the South pole. The stages of his adventure was recorded by GPS and O’Brady’s website colinobrady.com published.
At Breakfast on Christmas day, he decided, the last 125 miles in one piece. “As I boiled the water for my oatmeal, I have a seemingly impossible idea,” wrote the 33-Year-old on Instagram. “I was wondering if it would be possible, all the way to the finish in one go. When I laced the boots, had become the impossible Plan of a fixed target.”
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Day 53: THE BIG PUSH: ANTARCTICA ULTRAMARATHON. I woke up this morning about 80 miles away from the finish line. As I was boiling water for my morning oatmeal, a seemingly impossible question popped into my head. I wonder, would be possible to do one straight continuous push all the way to the end? By the time I was lacing up my boots the impossible plan had become a solidified goal. I’m going to go for it. I can feel it in my body that I am in the zone and want to harness that. It’s a rare and precious feeling to find the flow. I’m going to push on and try to finish all 80 miles to the end in one go. Currently, I am 18 hours and 48 miles into the push. I’m taking a pit stop now to melt more water before I continue on. I’m listening to my body and taking care of the details to keep myself safe. I called home and talked to my mom, sister and wife – I promised them I will stop when I need to. Only 35 more miles to make The Impossible First POSSIBLE. A very merry Christmas to all. Stay tuned… #TheImpossibleFirst #BePossible
“The last 32 hours, some of the most challenging hours of my life,” wrote O’Brady’s. “It was honestly some of the best moments I’ve ever said.” The Briton Rudd was about one or two days, as O’Brady reached his goal.
officer died in 2016, in the case of the Antarctic traverse
The “New York Times” praised the performance of the US adventurer as “one of the most remarkable exploits of the Polar history”. It is comparable with the race to the South pole, which had supplied the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Briton Robert Falcon Scott in 1911. In 2016, the British army officer Henry Worsley was killed in an attempt, the Antarctic alone and without the use of AIDS to cross.