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The first person to cross Antarctica solo

American Colin O'Brady becomes the first person to complete a solo Antarctica crossing.   

Colin O'Brady - a 33-years-old pro-athlete from Oregon, managed to traverse Antarctica in two months journey crossing about 30 kilometers per day. He had to haul 170 kilograms of gear largely uphill and over sastrugi, wave-like ridges created by wind.

The last 124-kilometers long non-stop sprint O'Brady passed in 32 hours. As he mentioned in a satellite phone call with New York Times, he hasn’t even listened to music, but just kept going.

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