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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-12-28 16:19

The first to complete a solo trek across Antarctica unaided

In this photo released by Colin O'Brady on Dec 14, 2018, shows him posing for a photo at the Geographic South Pole sign in Antarctica. [Photo/VCG]

An American adventurer has become the first person to complete a solo trek across Antarctica without assistance of any kind.

Colin O'Brady, 33, took 54 days to complete the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) crossing of the frozen continent from coast to coast.

In this photo released by Colin O'Brady on Dec 26, 2018, shows him calling his wife after reaching his goal of crossing Antarctica, on the Ross Ice Shelf. [Photo/VCG]
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