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The Impossible First

The Impossible First

Escrito por Colin O'Brady

Narrado por Colin O'Brady


The Impossible First

Escrito por Colin O'Brady

Narrado por Colin O'Brady

avaliações:
4.5/5 (45 avaliações)
Comprimento:
8 horas
Lançado em:
Jan 14, 2020
ISBN:
9781508299516
Formato:
Audiolivro

Descrição

Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir spans his 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, storms, and a series of near disasters—O'Brady persevered.

Alone with his thoughts for nearly two months in the vastness of the frozen continent—gripped by fear and doubt—he reflected on his past, seeking courage and inspiration in the relationships and experiences that had shaped his life.

Honest, deeply moving, filled with moments of vulnerability—and set against the backdrop of some of the most extreme environments on earth, from Mt. Everest to Antarctica—The Impossible First reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.

Lançado em:
Jan 14, 2020
ISBN:
9781508299516
Formato:
Audiolivro

Sobre o autor

Colin O’Brady is a world record holding explorer whose feats include the world’s first solo, unsupported, and human-powered crossing of Antarctica, speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and the Seven Summits, and reaching the highest point in all fifty US states in a record-breaking twenty-one days. He and a crew became the world’s first team to row a boat across the treacherous Drake Passage from South America to Antarctica. A Yale graduate, he is a renowned speaker and expert on mindset whose work has inspired millions. Through his nonprofit Beyond 7/2, he uses his expeditions to motivate young people to live active, healthy lives and pursue their biggest dreams. Native of the Pacific Northwest, he now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife, Jenna Besaw, and dog, Jack. Engage with Colin and his new adventures on social media @ColinOBrady and find out more at ColinOBrady.com. 


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  • (4/5)
    Awasome journey, really inspiring and full of adventures ?? ??
  • (5/5)
    I feel this true adventure story was worth my time. O’Brady weaves in his life story including other challenges as he pulls a big heavy sled across the Antarctic trying to be the first person to transverse this area alone and with no assistance. Remarkable another person is trying for the same record. O’Brady is an endurance athlete - his writing skills and speaking skills are good enough, I listened to the audio book he self-narrated as well as following the e-book. He is a little flowery at times. This guy is a doer. He takes us on his quest and into his head. Neither place was a likely to go by myself.
  • (5/5)
    Incredible journey with detailed personal stories woven throughout to humanize the story. Well done, highly recommend!
  • (5/5)

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    Colin writes beautifully. You feel like you’re in Antarctica with him! The first chapter was amazing, you can feel the wind and the snow and the fear when he loses his grip on the tent. I actually had to stop the recording...it was like being there!
    In a crazy world, Colin brings positivity and hope of conquering your fears and meeting impossible goals. In a world where there are few heroes to look up to, Colin sets an example that children and adults can look up to—a real American hero that many followed throughout his journey. He notes he felt the “infinite love” of those cheering him on from home. And I myself got caught up in the wonder of it all just reading his amazing daily inspirational posts while he trekked across Antarctica. This book is a must read (or must listen—as the author reads) for anyone seeking proof that there are still heroes! By mentoring and sharing his story he makes us all better people, and he tells his story with such clarity you’ll feel as if you walked along with him. An amazing man with an amazing story. Thank you Colin for sharing your journey!!

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