Swimming at Mt Everest. Yes, Swimming.

//Swimming at Mt Everest. Yes, Swimming.

Anyone ever tell you to take a cold shower?  I’m not sure if anyone ever told Lewis Gordon Pugh to cool off that way, but it seems he’s done one better than that.  Well I wouldn’t say better, but a lot colder.  Last week, Gadling.com reported that Pugh successfully swam a kilometre of arguably the coldest waters on Earth – Pumori Lake in the Himalayas, near Mount Everest.  At 17,700 above sea level, Pugh’s little dip set a world record for the highest altitude swim ever recorded, and the longest known time anyone’s swam, let alone survived, a glacial lake swim, at 22 minutes and 51 seconds.  brrrrrrrrrr.

By | 2010-05-27T13:25:31+00:00 May 27th, 2010|Swimming|0 Comments

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