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              The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice-Crossing Antarctica Alone

              The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice-Crossing Antarctica Alone (Hardback)

              By O'Brady, Colin

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              Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica.

              ISBN 9781982133115
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice-Crossing Antarctica Alone
                

              The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice-Crossing Antarctica Alone (EPUB ebook)

              By O'Brady, Colin

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              Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica.

              ISBN 9781982133139
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              Language en
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Impossible First
                

              The Impossible First (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

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              Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir recounts his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident and his gripping 932-mile crossing of the landmass of Antarctica solo, unsupported, and human powered--the first to accomplish this extraordinary feat. Prior to December 2018, no individu...al had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone and without any outside assistance. Yet Colin O'Brady was determined to do just that, even if, upon taking the first steps of what was to be a nearly two-month journey, he had his doubts. He was compelled by a curiosity for the unknown, his own competitive instincts, and the encouragement of his wife. His challenge was made even more intense by a head-to-head battle that emerged with British polar adventurer Captain Louis Rudd--also striving to be the first. On skis, pulling a sled that at first weighed 375 pounds, in complete isolation and through a succession of whiteouts, storms, and a series of near disasters--O'Brady persevered. Somewhere in the vast white landscape was Rudd. The Impossible First is the story of O'Brady's spectacular, record-breaking journey across the continent and it is the story of the journey that led him to this endeavor. After a burn accident in his early twenties, he was told he might never walk again. From the depths of that crisis, he fought his way back and went on to set three mountaineering world records. With Everest and the tallest peaks on each continent already conquered, he felt driven to further explore his potential, which now brought him to this historic Antarctic challenge. His triumph over adversity and his stunning dedication have inspired millions. Set against the backdrop of one of the most extreme environments on earth, The Impossible First reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.
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              ISBN 9781508299509
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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              The Impossible First: Young Readers Edition
                

              The Impossible First: Young Readers Edition (Hardback)

              By O'Brady, Colin

              • RRP: $38.99
              • $38.99
              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              In this Young Readers Edition of Impossible First--perfect for fans of My Shot by Elena Delle Donne and Shaken by Tim Tebow--Colin O'Brady vividly recounts his fifty-four-day, unsupported, record-shattering solo crossing of Antarctica using every ounce of his strength, years of t...raining, and sheer force of will. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the unforgiving ice of Antarctica alone, unaided and unsupported. Only one day into what would be a 932-mile journey, O'Brady judged what he was trying to do was impossible. Alone with his thoughts, O'Brady traveled back in his memory to the events that led him to this pivotal moment. For a while, it had seemed that nothing would stop him: He'd climbed every high mountain peak, bagged every endurance challenge (the Seven Summits, including Everest...record sprints to both Poles...the highest peaks in all fifty US states)--all after recovering from a freak burning accident that doctors said would end his athletic career. But the prize that had eluded him was success on this moment forbidding continent of all. Impossible First is a raw, thought-provoking adventure memoir, one that reveals how anyone can set goals, overcome obstacles, and push the limits of what's possible.
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              ISBN 9781534461987
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for You
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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