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Chilly! Man Goes Swimming in a Glacial Lake on Everest

Chilly! Man Goes Swimming in a Glacial Lake on Everest May 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Often called the human polar bear, Lewis Gordon Pugh became the first person ever to swim under the summit at Mount Everest. Pugh crossed the 1KM wide Lake Pumori in 22 minutes and 51 seconds. This glacial lake sits at 17,000 feet above sea level and the water was a crisp two degrees Celsius –...