02:27 05 August 2020
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    Der amerikanische Abenteurer Colin O’Brady aus Portland hat erstmals allein und ohne Hilfsmittel die Antarktis durchquert, wie AP am Donnerstag meldet.

    Der 33-Jährige legte demnach innerhalb von 54 Tagen eine circa 1500 Kilometer lange Strecke auf Langlaufskiern zurück. Er startete am 3. November.

    Am letzten Tag seiner Tour brachte er laut der Agentur eine Distanz von 129 Kilometern hinter sich.

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    Day 47: THIS TOO SHALL PASS. After having my best day of the expedition yesterday, I nearly had my worst day today. I went to battle hard with my personal demons today. My anxiety started building last night after listening to a huge wind storm grow outside. The rattling of my tent kept me up and I began to get more and more nervous knowing I had to go out in it. I did my usual morning routine and then stepped into the madness. As expected, it was brutal. Blowing snow, sub zero temps and zero visibility. I packed off and headed out into the whiteout. I just entered a part of the route known as “Sastrugui National Park” aptly named for having the biggest sastrugui on the route. Pretty much the worse place to find yourself not being able to see where you are going. Due to the massive sastrugi, it’s also the one stretch where no plane can land so you are in dire straights if an emergency occurs. That really started playing on my mind after I fell hard 5 times in the first hour. What if I broke a bone or a ski? Maybe I should stop? I bargained with myself and finally decided I had to set my tent back up, less than two hours into the day. I told myself in my tent if I wanted to keep going that I could put on my long skins for better grip on the uneven surface and then continue. But I knew the effort it would take to put up the tent in a storm, it’s unlikely I was going any further. I fought to get the tent up, got inside with my skis, skins and stove, and put on my long skins. It was now decision time. Go back out? The voice in my head told me to stop, wait out the storm, rest. But the other voice told me I needed to keep moving forward or I’ll run out of food. My mind was ripping me apart. I closed my eyes and decided to meditate for a couple minutes repeating my favorite mantra: “This too shall pass.” One way or another I’d find my way out of this. Calmed and with renewed resolve I got back outside, fought to get my tent down and packed and continued onward. The storm outside never got any better, in fact it got progressively worse. However I managed to calm the storm in my mind and knock out 21.5 miles today. A great day all things considered.

    Публикация от Colin O'Brady (@colinobrady) 19 Дек 2018 в 5:40 PST

    Dazu schrieb der Mann in seinem Instagram-Account:

    „Obwohl diese letzten 32 Stunden die schwierigsten in meinem Leben waren, waren sie (…) der beste Moment, den ich je erlebt habe.“

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    Day 54: FINISH LINE!!! I did it! The Impossible First ✅. 32 hours and 30 minutes after leaving my last camp early Christmas morning, I covered the remaining ~80 miles in one continuous “Antarctica Ultramarathon” push to the finish line. The wooden post in the background of this picture marks the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, where Antarctica’s land mass ends and the sea ice begins. As I pulled my sled over this invisible line, I accomplished my goal: to become the first person in history to traverse the continent of Antarctica coast to coast solo, unsupported and unaided. While the last 32 hours were some of the most challenging hours of my life, they have quite honestly been some of the best moments I have ever experienced. I was locked in a deep flow state the entire time, equally focused on the end goal, while allowing my mind to recount the profound lessons of this journey. I’m delirious writing this as I haven’t slept yet. There is so much to process and integrate and there will be many more posts to acknowledge the incredible group of people who supported this project. But for now, I want to simply recognize my #1 who I, of course, called immediately upon finishing. I burst into tears making this call. I was never alone out there. @jennabesaw you walked every step with me and guided me with your courage and strength. WE DID IT!! We turned our dream into reality and proved that The Impossible First is indeed possible. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela. #TheImpossibleFirst #BePossible

    Публикация от Colin O'Brady (@colinobrady) 26 Дек 2018 в 12:55 PST

    Da das Ziel der Reise darin bestand, den gesamten Weg allein und ohne zusätzliche Hilfe oder Unterstützung zu meistern, musste er eine 170 Kilogramm schwere Ausrüstung hinter sich herziehen.

    2016 war der Brite Henry Worsley bei dem Versuch ums Leben gekommen, die Antarktis alleine und ohne Hilfsmittel zu durchqueren.

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