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The impossible first : from fire to ice--crossing Antarctica alone, Colin O'Brady

Label
The impossible first : from fire to ice--crossing Antarctica alone
Title
The impossible first
Title remainder
from fire to ice--crossing Antarctica alone
Statement of responsibility
Colin O'Brady
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brady, Colin
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
G850 2018
LC item number
.O27 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Brady, Colin
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Antarctica
Label
The impossible first : from fire to ice--crossing Antarctica alone, Colin O'Brady
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223135067081
  • 31223132993693
  • 31223135067099
  • 31223135067107
  • 31223135067115
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 279 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982133115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1135358001
Label
The impossible first : from fire to ice--crossing Antarctica alone, Colin O'Brady
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223135067081
  • 31223132993693
  • 31223135067099
  • 31223135067107
  • 31223135067115
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 279 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982133115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1135358001

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