By Colin O’Brady
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, O’Brady was determined to do just that, even though, ten years earlier, there had been doubt that he’d ever fully walk again . 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.
Honest, deeply moving, filled with moments of vulnerability – and set against the backdrop of some of the most extreme environments on earth, from Mount Everest to Antarctica, The Impossible First reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.