Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. Yet, explorer and endurance athlete Colin O'Brady was determined to do just that, even if, ten years earlier, there was doubt that he'd ever walk again normally. He set three mountaineering world records before turning to this historic Antarctic challenge, a story he tells in his book, The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice--Crossing Antarctica Alone (Scribner).
"O'Brady is a confident, crafty storyteller...This inner saga works hand in hand with the physical challenges to make for a full tapestry of remarkable experience. A brutally sublime tale of derring-do that transports as well as teaches."--Kirkus Reviews.