Lewis Pugh, From Greenland To Glasgow

Lewis Pugh, From Greenland To Glasgow

Less than two months ago on September 7th Lewis Pugh OIG became the first person to complete a multi-day swim in the Polar Regions when he swam across the Ilulissat Icefjord, fed by the world’s fastest moving glacier, in Greenland. He swam 14 stage swims over 12 days, completing a total of 7.8 km within the Arctic Circle.

It was an unprecedented ice swim where he swam every day in water temperatures between 0°C and 3°C (32°F – 37.4°F).

He endured the extreme cold day after day during his Greenland Swim in order so his voice could be more influential and impactful at the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland where he found himself among the world’s leaders this week.

Pugh used his story in an attempt to impress upon the world leaders of the importance of the globe’s Climate Crisis. He asked them to move beyond long-term commitments toward urgent action, today.

Pugh established the Lewis Pugh Foundation to help preserve our oceans for a peaceful and sustainable future. For more information, visit lewispugh.com.

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