Groundbreaking Antarctic Explorer Colin O'Brady to Join First Sailing of 2019-2020 Antarctica Season

Colin O'Brady.

In our continuing mission to inspire and inform, we are very happy to announce the addition of acclaimed Antarctic explorer Colin O'Brady to our Seabourn Conversations program for our first Antarctic sailing of the 2019-2020 season on Seabourn Quest. The sailing, a 21-Day Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia itinerary, departs November 28, 2019 from San Antonio (Santiago), Chile.

Colin O'Brady, 33, made worldwide headlines on December 26, 2018, when he became the first person to cross the landmass of Antarctica solo, unaided by kites or resupplies. He accomplished the feat in 54 days, covering more than 930 miles along the way, including more than 77 miles in the final 32-hour window where he went without sleep. Throughout the nearly two-month journey, he never took a full day off. 

Robin West, vice president of Expedition Operations for Seabourn, has shared that "Colin's accomplishment is truly exceptional and will go down in history as one of the most noteworthy Polar treks in many years. His stories and firsthand descriptions will be a remarkably colorful addition to an already exciting experience for guests who will be onboard this sailing and we are thrilled he will be joining us."

Colin is an American professional endurance athlete who has achieved four World Records in his career. He grew up exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and cultivated a passion for adventure in the outdoors. In 2016 Colin conquered the speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and Seven Summits, a global mountaineering challenge to climb the tallest mountain on every continent including Mt. Everest and ski to the North and South Poles. In 2018 he shattered the speed record for the 50 U.S. High Points when he summited the highest point in each of the 50 states in just 21 days.

We hope you will be able to join Colin O'Brady in Antarctica. For the full schedule of speakers participating in Seabourn Conversations for 2019 and to find out more about our upcoming season in Antarctica , please contact a travel advisor, call Seabourn at (800) 929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.