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Man claims first solo Antarctica crossing but did he really do it ?

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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 04:10 PM
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an american called O'Brady claims to have crossed the Antarctic Continent without transport , on his own , unaided by resupply , in 55 days .





But let's question this , as I did when I first heard it . I looked a bit deeper found there's holes in this story . First off the continent is huge mostly high up and mountainous , covered permanently in ice and snow temperatures as cold as any on earth minus 40c and below . So that raised questions , and it turns out the route he took was not even half way of the average width of Antartica and on the flatest area he could find .
He totally took a shortcut in other words .
So further questions were raised and this nbc article above says his route was 930 miles . So go on google earth and measure a straight line across where they showed his route to start and finish and you get 1550 miles ?
Working out how many miles he did a day for 55 straight days , IF it was 930 miles , it gives somewhere about 18 miles a day .
When its more like 1550 miles he'd have had to do 28 miles a day average to do it .
Experienced walkers will know that 18 miles a day is do-able , but 28 is not . Putting 18 miles a day in for 55 straight days is no mean feat. 28 a day is pushing it , but , a good marathon runner can put those down in about 3 hours .

When I was 33 I was physically in very good form I'd have walked that far or worked 10 hours a day plus for 6 days out of 7 . OBrady is at his peak , but his claim is still pushing the limits of belief , when he's dragging 400 pounds of food and equipment , in those temperatures . On his side he has the fact he can melt water and use high quality equipment . He had nordic skis as well . The footage shows he had to factor in' hills' although his route appears to avoid more mountainous territory .

Maybe the accident 10 years ao where he burned his legs helped ? Perhaps the doctors who told him he wouldnt walk properly again gave him special steroids , as those or similar are used for burns to help the skin heal . He has since won a triathlon and become 'the fastest man to have climbed the highest peaks on all 7 continents ' ? What does that even mean ?

Anyhow , at his TEDx talk in Portland Oregon , he says " Achievement is simply for those that never quit , it is simply for those , who put the most steps in front of the others " .

Bear in mind that tedx talkers are viewed by some with manifest suspicion

What would it achieve to fake this journey ? It's certainly an achievement we cannot, none of 'us' can verify for ourselves , like the moon landings . Why say you crossed Antartica when you just took a short cut ? To make it seem smaller , more conquerable , when it is not ? To attempt a real crossing on foot or ski he would certainly have died. Is it that America needs heros to tame the last expanses of the wilds ? Is it that they need heros , to look down upon the admiring masses to say , "this is how you do it little weaklings" ? Could it be this man is a serial fraudster ? Or is he being treated too harshly , insulted even ? Should we not question these things at all ?

What doesnt add up , is the route he took for the claim he made - first man to 'solo-shortcut' across Antarctica

and the distances it's claimed he covered - the difference between 930 and 1550 miles measured is surely significant . Does anyone have answers




posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 04:13 PM
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He walked from one coast of the continent to another. Crossing the south pole in the process.

That's good enough for me.

Of course those who don't believe the world is round will find it problematic.


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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Crossing Antarctica as is , it's about 2700 miles . When the south pole is not in the middle , the south pole is irrelevant .

Irrelevant until you remember the claim that he apparently crossed unaided without resupply ; there's a base camp at south pole



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

Crossing Antarctica as is , it's about 2700 miles
Only if you want to claim the maximum crossing distance. One coast to another is good enough as far as I'm concerned.



there's a base camp at south pole
Did he resupply there?


You know that Louis Rudd did it too. But he lost the race. I don't think he minds, too much. 920 miles in that climate is pretty damned impressive. Problematic for those who think the world is flat though.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

What's not to believe about it?

It's just ice and snow. 55 days is not that long.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

Have you ever cross-country skied, or competed on those types of skis?

A moderate pace on skis with a pack is around 4 to 7 mph, with someone in good shape. It's all about the math here.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Oh ! the flat earthers think antarctica is what encircles the , er... flat earth ? No it's not one of those lol ,

But

Can you explain how when I measured on the maps from point to point it was 1550 miles in a straight line ?



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: Realtruth

So theoretically he could spend about 4 hours a day to do 28 miles a day /7 mph . In that case I suppose it's doable arithmatic wise .
He had 8000 calories a day : that adds up too .

Though like Swarchzenegger he gets to talk in elitisms to admiring audiences , some have to be the elite . Except that he 's trying to make Antarctica look like his b8tch I reckon we can give it to him



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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Can you explain how when I measured on the maps from point to point it was 1550 miles in a straight line ?

You don't measure good.
www.colinobrady.com...



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Good enough for me too. I've followed Colin O'Brady's Instagram reports since he started and he's faced it all out there. He's had a few 'dark night of the soul' moments when he wasn't sure he'd finish or even live. The last few days in particular were bad because the terrain made rescue almost impossible and the weather was fierce.

O' Brady went through a rebirth by his own account. He reminded me of Ed Mitchell's description of being in space and seeing Earth.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

He was followed by a Brit who arrived the next day.




A British Army officer has become the first Briton in history to trek unaided across Antarctica. Capt Lou Rudd, 49, finished the solo 921-mile (1,482km) journey on Friday after 56 days.

He is the second person ever to make the journey, after American Colin O'Brady completed the trek two days earlier on 26 December


www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Ok, because the earth isn't flat it works out shorter to go via the south pole . Measure twice, cut once .

From the article :

“It’s straight-up impossible to take enough calories with you to get across the continent of Antarctica.” — WIRED MAGAZINE

This justifies the thread's questions , the site is called "Impossible First" also


Colin has been working with the top doctors at The Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center to create a custom diet to optimize his nutrition. One of his goals is to prove that not only is this project possible, but also that organic whole food nutrition is one of the keys to success.


This I can resonate with


Join Dr. Drizzle, Colin O’Brady, and students everywhere as we #followcolin in an effort to educate and inspire kids to #BePossible


This is where we ask the questions . Last year or so we had Tim someone up on the iss talking about the moon and stuff with a #joinmediandeducationtospecialeventsprogrammesdotcom similiar thing .



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip




Ok, because the earth isn't flat it works out shorter to go via the south pole . Measure twice, cut once .


Yeah.

Polar routes are not really a new thing. But I think the pole was something of a goal as well. Landmark, doncha know.


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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Thanks for the hints .


In continuation of Colin’s mission to inspire kids and communities to dream big, set goals and live active, healthy lives - his non-profit, Beyond 7/2, has partnered with

Dr. Drizzle to bring The Impossible First Jr. Challenge to life.

Students from all across the world are invited to engage with Colin’s journey right from their classrooms. The IFJ Challenge will allow classrooms to track Colin’s daily progress, research the climate, landforms, vegetation, animals, and historical importance of Antarctica, and set fitness goals to complete during the 70 days that Colin will be crossing the continent. Students will also have the opportunity to send in questions for Colin to answer via a “Question of the Day” submission. Join Dr. Drizzle, Colin O’Brady, and students everywhere as we #followcolin in an effort to educate and inspire kids to #BePossible Teachers are encouraged to sign up today at tinyurl.com/theimpossiblefirst and find curriculum materials within for this exciting adventure.


www.colinobrady.com...

Just checking dr drizzle on youtube - 2 subs , 1 vid , 17 views :/
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 06:02 PM
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has about 0 % web presence of any relevance so far

Seriously?
www.google.com...

But maybe generating interest in science and critical thinking will help to push back the forces of the flat earth, "chemtrails", and Moon hoaxes.




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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Hopefully so . video will not link



Looks as if they were on a budget for drumming up support . He's beaten the initial estimate shown here of 70 days .

All this making the impossible possible is highly confusing and #bepossible makes v.little sense either . I'm thinking it's innocent enough tbh , though not convinced " the entire continent " is possible , whatsoever .
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

no - he didnt - damm it you are so " woke " you has figured it out

the only question is - why did it take you so long ???????????????

the real truth = that NOTHING has actually happened since 1851 [ 08:34 on the 2nd of july ]

when , despite expert advice - a woman attempted to eat a scone with the jam and cream in the wrong order

to prevent further threats to the space time continum - nothing has actually occured since then - its all just a simulation



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Is that when The Doctor became a woman?



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Keep watching you'll get the trans version within the next millenium : It'll be called Doctor What ?



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

Hurr, hurr.

Good one.




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