THE JOURNEY

Colin O’Brady Breaks Explorers Grand Slam World Record

WORLD RECORD V1-02

Today, May 27, 2016 at 6pm AKST, Colin Timothy O’Brady broke the Explorers Grand Slam world record in 139 days. The time to beat was 6 months, 11 days (192 days). The clock started ticking on January 10, 2016 at 6:55pm Chilean time when Colin reached the South Pole in ‪#‎Antarctica‬ and finished tonight when he stood on the ‪summit‬ of North America’s tallest mountain, Denali.

He surprised us all. We knew it was possible he would push for the summit today, but his tracker never went live and we received no communication that he left 14 Camp this morning. With winds of 40mph and gusts up to 80mph, Colin reached the summit against all odds. He and climbing partner Tucker Cunningham were reportedly the only people moving up to the ‪Denali‬ summit today. They are still on the descent, so the climb is far from over.

What an incredible journey! We are so proud of him and looking forward to sharing the photos and video from the Denali summit! In the meantime, we’re wishing Colin a safe and uneventful climb down to sea level. Colin, you’re an inspiration for all of us to ‪#GoBeyond‬!

If you haven’t yet donated to The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, there’s no better time than the present! Colin completed this journey to raise money so that kids can lead active, healthy lives! Donate here!

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  1. Charlie

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    Colin you are a rock star!!!!

  2. Mark

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    Colin, BRAVO! So far, so high, so fast! … so AMAZING!! CONGRAT’S on your new WORLD RECORD … and HUGE KUDOS on raising awareness and support for children’s health! CHEERS to you!!

  3. Anthony Keating

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    Go Colin Go!!!

  4. Mrs. Holtzer's 5th Graders

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    Beyond excited for YOU! We will be celebrating your amazing accomplishment along with my students as they graduate from elementary school next Thursday! CONGRATULATIONS!

  5. Dave C

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    So impressed. Congratulations to you and the entire team!
    Safe journey home.

  6. Kevin

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    Fantastic achievement, well done Colin and your amazing support team.

  7. Vince

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    Congratulations Colin !! It has been so fun to follow you on your adventures. We just donated $139 to commemorate the accomplishment.

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