Colin O’Brady, Reality TV and Rowing to Antarctica

Colin O’Brady, Reality TV and Rowing to Antarctica
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Last Christmas day, a team of six landed on the Antarctic peninsula after 12 days at sea. They had safely crossed the Drake Passage, the roughest sea on earth, which separates the tip of South America from the coldest continent. Their vessel? A 25-foot rowboat. Alternating 90-minute shifts, three men rowed while three slept and ate. Their boat, built for ocean rowing, had just enough space for all six on board. Those resting lay shoulder to shoulder in claustrophobia-inducing cabins. Waves, wind and rain lashed the rowers, who tried to maintain clean strokes and a consistent course.   The feature-length documentary isn’t out yet, but the media blitz happened almost immediately afterward. Or at least it did for one member of the crew, Colin O’Brady. He first popped up on the Tonight show to announce the project and he conducted... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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