Colin O’Brady Completes Explorers Grand Slam in Record 139 Days
Fewer than 50 people have achieved the Explorers Grand Slam — climbing the seven highest peaks on each of the seven continents, plus skiing to the last degree of latitude at both the North and South poles — in a lifetime. Four have done it in the span of one year or less. On May 27, endurance athlete Colin O'Brady did it in less than five months, or more precisely, 139 days. He started at the South Pole on January 1, working his way through five of the world's tallest peaks before taking on the North Pole, and then tackling Everest on May 19, and ending on U.S. soil with Denali on May 26. And in case one world record wasn't enough, O'Brady also broke the speed record for the Seven Summits, in 132 days.
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