Seabourn announced the addition of Antarctic explorer Colin O’Brady for its Seabourn Conversations program’s first Antarctic sailing of the 2019-2020 season. The sailing, a 21-Day Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia itinerary, departs November 28, 2019, from San Antonio (Santiago), Chile.
O’Brady, 33, made worldwide headlines on December 26, 2018, when he became the first person to cross the landmass of Antarctica solo, unaided by kites or resupplies. He accomplished the feat in 54 days, covering more than 930 miles along the way, including more than 77 miles in the final 32-hour window where he went without sleep. Throughout the nearly two-month journey, O’Brady never took a full day off.
“Colin’s accomplishment is truly exceptional and will go down in history as one of the most noteworthy Polar treks in many years,” said Robin West, vice president of Expedition Operations for Seabourn. “His stories and firsthand descriptions will be a remarkably colorful addition to an already exciting experience for guests who will be onboard this sailing and we are thrilled he will be joining us.”
O’Brady is an American professional endurance athlete who has achieved four World Records in his career. He grew up exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and cultivated a passion for adventure in the outdoors. In 2016 Colin conquered the speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and Seven Summits, a global mountaineering challenge to climb the tallest mountain on every continent including Mt. Everest and ski to the North and South Poles. In 2018 he shattered the speed record for the 50 U.S. High Points when he summited the highest point in each of the 50 states in just 21 days.