World’s coldest swim

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An endurance swimmer is planning to do what is described as the coldest swim on Earth.

Lewis Pugh, from the UK, is heading to Greenland, where he’ll swim across the six-mile mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord which is in front of the world’s fastest-moving glacier.

The swim has been arranged by Pugh to highlight the impact of climate change on our planet.

The water in this region is very cold and there’s a wind chill that often drops the temperature below zero.

What is the Ilulissat Glacier?

  • It is a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • On average it moves 30 metres per day
  • It produces 10% of Greenland’s icebergs, some of which are over 1km (0.6 miles) tall and including – according to legend – the one that sank the Titanic.

The challenge is expected to take two weeks and start on 25 August.

At the moment Lewis is training in Iceland, before he’ll move to finish his training in Greenland.

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Brendan Stringer
Brendan Stringer
1 month ago

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daddy
daddy
1 month ago

wow

kevin
kevin
1 month ago

cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

wingsoffidre@22
1 month ago

Better be good with cold or else your frozen solid.

Sport4life
Sport4life
1 month ago

WOW! Lewis Pugh is brave to do that. He is going to do it on the day of my brothers birthday. Good luck Lewis Pugh.

Isaac
Isaac
1 month ago

I feel like when you drink some water next to your bed thats been there the whole night and you wake up and take a sip its like the water is as cold as the water hes gonna swim in

man
man
1 month ago

that is incredible

Nyima
Nyima
21 days ago

it is cool😍
he is so amazing 😜

Last edited 21 days ago by Nyima

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