The Impossible First : From Fire To Ice-- Crossing Antarctica Alone

The Impossible First : From Fire To Ice-- Crossing Antarctica Alone



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Summary: This memoir spans Colin O'Brady's triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. Yet, Colin O'Brady was determined to do just that, even if, ten years earlier, there was doubt that he'd ever walk again normally. From the depths of a tragic accident, he fought his way back. In a quest to unlock his potential and discover what was possible, he went on to set three mountaineering world records before turning to this historic Antarctic challenge. O'Brady's pursuit of a goal that had eluded many others was made even more intense by a head-to-head battle that emerged with British polar explorer Captain Louis Rudd -- also striving to be "the first." Enduring Antarctica's sub-zero temperatures and pulling a sled that initially weighed 375 pounds -- in complete isolation and through a succession of whiteouts,...  more »
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919.8 O'BRAdult NonfictionIn

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First Scribner hardcover edition.

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New York : Scribner, 2020.



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xi, 279 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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