British explorer Louis Rudd has actually ended up being the 2nd individual to ever cross Antarctica alone and unaided, reaching the Ross Ice Rack on Friday.

Among Rudd’s sponsors, the adventure-apparel business Shackleton, tweeted the news on Friday afternoon, stating the 49- year-old had finished his 950- mile journey. Rudd’s accomplishment comes simply 2 days after Colin O’Brady, a 33- year-old American, achieved the exact same accomplishment

O’Brady invested 54 days taking a trip 932 miles throughout Antarctica, while Rudd finished his own journey in 56 days.

Rudd started a trek throughout Antarctica in honor of Henry Worsley, a friend who passed away in Antarctica while attempting to stroll from coast to coast in2016 Previously this year, Rudd informed The New Yorker that Worsley had actually presented him to polar expedition, teaching the British Army captain how to endure in minus 60- degree Fahrenheit weather condition, how to move through blinding whiteouts, and how to identify crevasses in the ice sheet.

The British explorer boarded an aircraft for Chile on October 25 and flew to Antarctica a number of days later on. He set out on the cross-Antarctic journey at the exact same time as O’Brady and preserved the lead for about a week.

According to The New York City Times, nevertheless, O’Brady overtook Rudd on November 9 and never ever let the British guy get near him once again.