27.12.2018 | 17:10
Впервые в истории человек в одиночку пересек Антарктиду
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Фото: Instagram, @colinobrady

Американец Колин О’Брэди стал первым человеком, который смог в одиночку пересечь на лыжах Антарктиду. Историю о своем марафоне он опубликовал в Instagram, пишет The New York Times.

Путешественник за 53 дня преодолел 1499 километров, последние 32 часа он шел без остановок 125 километров. Путешествие началось 4 ноября, Южного полюса О’Брэди достиг 12 декабря.

Американец шел не налегке – за собой он тащил сани, груженные едой, топливом, палаткой и другими необходимыми для путешествия в суровых условиях предметами. Каждый день он делал перерыв на сон и обед, 29 ноября он сделал 12-часовой перерыв из-за травмы.

Ранее люди пересекали Антарктиду группами или на средствах передвижения.

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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)