(WIAT) — An American adventurer is the first person to walk across Antarctica without any help at all.
It took 33-year-old Colin O’Brady 54 days and more than 900 miles to cross the antarctic.
He says he would ski 12 to 13 hours a day, pulling a sled equipped with everything he needed to survive the duration of the journey. O’Brady says every day was a mental battle.
O’Brady said, “Every morning I’d wake up and tell myself the mantra ‘you’re strong you’re capable you can do this.’”
O’Brady has already climbed the tallest mountain on each continent, and trekked the last degree of latitude to the north and south poles, shattering a world record for the so-called “Explorer’s Grand Slam.”