Homem cruza a Antártica a pé e sozinho

Homem cruza a Antártica a pé e sozinho

Foto: @colinobrady/Reprodução/Instagram

Um  norte-americano completou  uma travessia inédita da Antártica. Colin O’Brady atravessou o continente sozinho e a pé, sem qualquer tipo de assistência, o primeiro na história a cumprir a tarefa.

Colin demorou 54 dias para percorrer 1,6 mil quilômetros. O homem tinha a posição definida por um GPS, e podia ser conferida diariamente em seu site na Internet, colinobrady.com.

Ele partiu em 3 de novembro, junto com o militar britânico Louis Rudd da geleira Union, na Antártica. Os dois competiram para ver quem conseguia completar o desafio a pé, só e sem ajuda o continente gelado.

O’Brady percorreu um total de 1.482 km. Os últimos 125 km foi feito em 32 horas após decidir, enquanto tomava o café da manhã, fazer a última etapa de uma vez.

De acordo com o  jornal “The New York Times”,  o esforço de O’Brady é  um dos “feitos mais notáveis da história polar”, à altura da “corrida para conquistar o Polo Sul”, do norueguês Roald Amundsen e do inglês Robert Falcon Scott em 1911.

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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

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