Colin O’Brady became the first man to cross the Antarctic landmass on his own with no resupplies or help in 2018. O’Brady said in his memoir, “The Impossible First,” that his first mistake was made after traveling 760 miles over the course of 48 days. After securing his tent, the explorer took off his gloves in order to try to massage some warmth back into them and prepare dinner. That night he pitched his tent quicker than normal in a “this will be fine” way, leading to the tent catching the wind and blowing away. O’Brady chased after the tent only to become lost and unable to get back to his sled and supplies.
March 20, 2020