Can you imagine what it would be like to ride a bike to the South Pole? Traversing one of the harshest landscapes on the planet, battling wind, cold, altitude, snowdrifts, isolation, and crevasses for over 50 straight days?
That’s exactly the adventure this week’s guest took on. Back in December 2013 Daniel Burton set out to become the first person to bike to the southernmost point on the Earth. And on January 21, 2014, after trudging his way across miles and miles of ice, his dream became a reality.
On this episode you will hear all about his journey. How he went from regular computer programmer with high blood pressure to bike shop owner to grinding his way through his ultimate adventure.
Dan shares some incredible stories from his time in Antarctica. Everything from what it is like to handle extreme isolation, his harrowing experience battling crevasses, and what he felt in that special moment civilization was finally glimmering in the distance.
He truly is proof that “Every day ordinary people do extraordinary things” and hopefully by hearing his story, you and I will understand just how much more we can achieve in our own lives!
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