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Lifelong Portlander Colin O’Brady Makes History

Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler
City of Portland


Contact: Eileen Park, (503) 823-6541

Lifelong Portlander Colin O’Brady Makes History

A day after Christmas, Colin O’Brady, 33, accomplished what many believed was impossible. He became the first person to trek across Antarctica solo and unaided by kites or resupplies. The 900+ mile transcontinental journey took O’Brady nearly two months to finish. He endured raging winds, polar temperatures, and sleepless nights. O’Brady made history with his extraordinary display of endurance and skill.

“I met Colin a number of years ago before he headed off on his Seven Summits record quest. He’s not only a friend but someone I greatly admire. We’ve bonded over our mutual passion for endurance sports and climbing Everest. I am thrilled to have the honor of welcoming him home with the Oregon Historical Society,” says Mayor Ted Wheeler

Mayor Wheeler and the Oregon Historical Society will be hosting Colin O’Brady on Tuesday for a conversation with the public. Before the event starts at 5:30 pm, we will be holding a press conference for the media.

WHERE: Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon

WHEN: 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM, January 29th, 2019

AVAILABLE INTERVIEWS: Colin O’Brady and Mayor Ted Wheeler


*Media members are welcome to attend/cover the conversation portion of the evening.
*Seating for the public is limited. They will be able to register via this link:


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