Colin O’Brady Ends South Pole Record Bid

A few days after falling into a crevasse, American adventurer Colin O’Brady has aborted his attempt at the speed record from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. Unconfirmed reports from multiple sources suggest that he has already returned to Union Glacier Camp, the hub of logistics operator ALE.

This breaking news comes only a few hours after O’Brady’s social media team uploaded an audio diary describing difficult whiteout conditions on the third day of his restarted expedition.

Ash Routen

Ash Routen is a writer for ExplorersWeb. He has been writing about Arctic travel, mountaineering, science, camping, hiking, and outdoor gear for 7 years. As well as ExplorersWeb, he has written for Gear JunkieRed Bull, Outside, The Guardian, and many other outlets. Based in Leicester, UK, Routen is an avid backpacker and arctic traveler who writes about the outdoors around a full-time job as an academic.