Colin O'Brady will go down in history as the first person to complete an unaided, solo trek across the Antarctic continent. After 54 days in the icy wilderness, he has finally crossed his finish line.
Using solely his own muscle power, O’Brady skied 932 miles pulling a 300-pound sled over 54 frigid days across the coldest, windiest, most remote continent on Earth, crossing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean via the South Pole.
After a remarkable 80-mile continuous push over the last two days, almost five times his strenuous daily average, he emerged from the TransAntarctic Mountains onto the Ross Ice Shelf a little before 1 p.m. EST, December 26 and stamped his name into the annals of polar lore.
Read more about his story on Nat Geo.
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