THE CAUSE

“In the end, you have to measure your life by whether children have a better future. Our children are depending on us.” – President Bill Clinton

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has almost tripled in children and adolescents. Today about one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems today and well into their futures. There is no single cause of childhood obesity and therefore no single solution. By transforming all the environments where kids learn and grow, we can give them the best chance to live their healthiest lives.

 

100% of funds donated here go directly to programs supporting children’s health. Our sponsors have generously covered the expedition budget for BEYOND 7/2.

On May 27, 2016 pro endurance athlete Colin O’Brady completed the Explorers Grand Slam in a world record shattering 139 days. Colin climbed the Seven Summits and skied the last degree to the North and South Poles, all in an effort to raise awareness and funds to inspire active, healthy kids in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
  • Stoke level is super high this weekend skiing Mt. Baker wilderness. Pictured here is Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades National Park. There are so many incredible mountains around the world, but I gotta say the mountains in my native Pacific Northwest rank right up their with the best of them. .
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#pnwonderland #backcountryskiing #skimo #Washington #NorthCascades #nationalparks #nationalpark #Mtbaker #shuksan #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • Climbing up the vertical headwall on Manaslu (8th tallest mountain in the world). This type of climbing above 20,000ft is enough to take your breath away...literally! .
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#Manaslu #Nepal #Himalayas #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • To the love of my life @jennabesaw you are my Valentine and so much more. I'm so glad you said "yes" that day in 2014 at 19,000ft on Cayambe in Ecuador. Looking forward to many more summits and adventures with you in our lives. ❤️#Vday #valentines #willyoubemyvalentine #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • En route to the North Pole . Walking around on the frozen Arctic Ocean dragging my 150lb sled due North. Alone in my thoughts taking in the vastness of this harsh landscape. Making sure to keep an eye out for polar bears and cracks in the ice. The time of year I was there (April), the sun never sets, rather its circles wide on the horizon flashing a constant sunrise/sunset colorful haze. Truly a place like no other. #explorersgrandslam #northpole #Worldrecord #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • Ski touring on the slopes of Europe's highest peak Mt. Elbrus. We couldn't ski all the way from the top due to bulletproof ice in the winter conditions, but these views of the Caucuses have kept me dreaming of a return one day. There seems to be endless adventures to be had in this range. ⛷
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PS I HAD TO CHANGE MY HANDLE FROM BEYOND_72 TO COLINOBRADY, but not to worry nothing else has changed it's still me...😉 .
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  • Mount Everest Basecamp, Puja ceremony with the Tibetan Lama, sending blessing and asking for safe passage on the mountain. This is a crucial part of any Himalayan expedition. .
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PS I changed my handle from Beyond_72 to Colinobrady but not to worry nothing else has changed...it's still me 😉

#Everest #Nepal #Himalayas #Sherpa #Tibet #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • Entering the "Death Zone." Topping out on the Lhotse Face on Mt. Everest en route to Camp 4 (26,000ft) before a short rest and the final summit push that night. Such an incredible feeling to be up so high...
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#Everest #Nepal #Himalayas #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • The Sherpa community of the Khumbu Valley are without a doubt some of the hardest working people in the world. No expedition to the hallowed Himalayas happens without their hard work and dedication. I was in awe of their strength and grace on my way to reach Everest Basecamp. #Nepal #Himalayas #Sherpa #Everest #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • Showing the Everest South Side route. A little interview from 20,000ft as I was on my acclimatization round up the route. I remember my cheeks hurting from so much smiling this day...what a breathtaking place to stand! #Everest #Nepal #Himalayas #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits

THE CHARITY

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a catalyst for children’s health. Founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation in 2005, the Alliance has been climbing its own mountain, in an effort to make the healthy choice the easy choice for kids across the country.

The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more than 20 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority populations who are at increased risk for obesity and other diseases. Millions more young people benefit from system changes initiated in partnership with the Alliance and the corporate sector.

“I’m not in this alone – I have a team to lean against. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation keeps me grounded. The support they provide me and the ideas they hand out – they remind me that I am doing something good.” – May Phyo, 16-year-old Alliance Youth Ambassador

We’re all in this together. True change comes when individuals, groups, and systems work together to create healthier environments in all the place kids spend their time. These systems and environments are the schools, communities, businesses and homes that our kids live in, learn at and encounter every day. Whoever you are and wherever you are, you have a part to play in giving kids the chance to learn healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

“As a world-class athlete, Colin is a great example of what is possible when someone makes health a top priority. More importantly, as someone who is using his gifts to create a better world for our next generation, Colin is a perfect example of what is possible when we all work together – a brighter world for our nation’s children. Thank you Colin and thank you to all those you inspire to join the cause.” – Howell Wechsler, Alliance for a Healthier Generation CEO