COLIN O’BRADY – WALKING ON ICE: The Solo Trek Of Antarctica
Colin O’Brady, the American professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker and adventurer.
He set two all-time records in the Explorers Grand Slam, which saw him climb the 7 highest mountain peaks on each of the 7 continents, as well as trekking to both the North and South pole in a record 139 days.
Last year Colin completed “The Impossible First” expedition, becoming the first man in history to cross Antarctica solo and unaided. The journey took 54 days and covered 923 miles of blinding snow and temperatures as low as minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
02:46 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:40 Brian’s introduction.
04:18 Loving London and climbing in Scotland.
06:14 Why Colin chooses to undertake different physical challenges.
15:29 The journey into his mind.
18:04 How he mentally prepared for the trek across Antarctica.
22:02 The struggles he faced at a Vipassanā retreat.
27:05 How what he learned has helped his training for athletics and physical challenges.
31:37 Preparations for the solo trek and the first hour into it.
51:59 The reason Colin thinks he beat Captain Louis Rudd to the finish.
55:21 What a day of his time in Antarctica was like for him.
1:02:28 Could he be a research subject for similar solo periods of isolation?
1:08:29 One of the lasting impacts of experiencing a long period of total daily routine.
1:10:22 What happened in the last three days.
1:18:18 From where he thinks the energy came to continue in moments of exhaustion.
1:21:40 The reaction to his becoming the first person to accomplish this expedition.
1:26:12 What life next has in store for Colin as well as the publication of his first book The Impossible First.
1:30:16 Colin’s daily routine.
1:33:23 What scares him.
1:3713 Success secrets.
1:37:48 Brian’s summing up.
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