The Protectors® Podcast

BTP | Colin O'Brady | 12 HOUR WALK | NYT Best-Selling Author

August 11, 2022 Dr. Jason Piccolo Episode 367
The Protectors® Podcast
BTP | Colin O'Brady | 12 HOUR WALK | NYT Best-Selling Author
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Show Notes

The Protectors Podcast ™ Presents Colin O’Brady.  Colin is a 10X World-Record Holder, NYT Best-Selling Author, and author of the 12 HOUR WALK.   We talk about the walk, how it came to be, and a ton more.  

I recently completed the 12 HOUR WALK and it really changed my perspective on a lot of things, it was much needed!  Make sure to check out the book and try the walk. 

PS:  I asked Colin to take part in the MURPH as part of The Protectors Podcast (we are an official host).  Be cool if he does it with us (virtually).  

Some of Colin’s Adventures:  

50 High Points; In the summer of 2018, Colin took on the 50 US High Points. After a 13,000 mile journey in 21 days, 9 hours, and 48 minutes he completed the 50 high points challenge, setting a new world record. In the last 7 days of the project alone, in an astonishing final push, Colin climbed the 7 highest peaks in the lower 48 US states, totaling over 100 trail miles and over 50,000 feet of elevation gain. Along the way, Colin invited others to join him at their state’s high point and be part of what he called the “Forrest Gump effect”.

Greenland Crossing; Just weeks after setting the new 50HP world record, Colin set off on a training expedition across Greenland to further prepare his mind and body for his approaching Antarctic journey. Pulling a 250 lb sled in subzero temperatures across hundreds of miles of rough glacial terrain, he gained critical experience traversing the world’s largest island, over 400 miles from East to West in the course of 28 days.

The Impossible Row; For the month of December 2019, Colin teamed up with Captain Fiann Paul and a crew of four other rowers in partnership with Discovery to attempt the world’s first completely human powered ocean row across Drake Passage - from the Southern tip of South America to Antarctica. Drake passage has a reputation of being the roughest, coldest, and iciest passageway on the planet. Having never rowed a boat before, Colin endured a mind over matter mission requiring courage, grit, teamwork, and stamina to complete the voyage in 12 days landing on the frozen continent on Christmas Day.

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