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Colin O'Brady is Taking on the Drake Passage in The Impossible Row

By: Discovery

Discovery will follow the epic journey through the Drake Passage this December.

November 15, 2019

Between the Southern tip of South America and the edge of Antarctica lies one of the most treacherous waterways in the world. At over 600 miles wide, the Drake Passage can be a treacherous route for even the most experienced sailors and sound ships.

However, what seems like an impossibly dangerous journey sounds like the next adventure to professional endurance athlete Colin O’ Brady.

O'Brady and crew are attempting to cross the iciest waters on Earth by rowboat this December.

This expedition will be a battle against the coldest, roughest waters, plus freezing temperatures and swells that can tower up to 50-feet high. With no motors or sails, the crew must work 24-hours-a-day, rotating around the clock with little-to-no-sleep. This mind over matter mission will require courage, grit, and teamwork with seven world records on the line.

No stranger to incredible feats of endurance, Colin O’Brady is regarded as a top explorer and has broken four world records. Last year O'Brady became the first person to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported and unaided.

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Additionally, he holds speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and the Seven Summits; reaching the highest point in all fifty states in just twenty-one days.

Leading the adventure with Colin is Fiann Paul, an Icelandic athlete, artist, and explorer, known for being the fastest and the most record-breaking ocean rower to date. The crew is rounded out by Andrew Towne, Cameron Bellamy, John Peterson, Jamie Douglas-Hamilton.

The journey will be documented by Discovery Channel in an all-new multi-platform series, THE IMPOSSIBLE ROW starting in December 2019.

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