Pool Time At The Highest Swim In History

Pool Time At The Highest Swim In History

Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers‘ The Big Swim on Mt Ojos del Salado in Argentina.

With time running out, high-altitude swimmers Jean Craven (Madswimmers founder), Milton Brest, Evan Feldman, Chris Marthinusen, Herman van der Westhuizen, Robert Graaff, and Juandre Human will attempt to complete a high-altitude swim at 5,909 meters on Ojos del Salado.

Their original Plan A to swim at 6,400 km (20,997 feet) above sea level did not pan out, but Plan B at 5,909 meters (19,386 feet) will still be the highest 1 km swim in history, beating Lewis Pugh’s swim of 5,300 meters on Mount Everest. Considering that the team is facing -18ºC temperatures at night, the feat is a tough challenge. They are cutting a lane in the frozen lake today with chain saws – itself quite a feat. If the pool will be made, the plan is to swim on Saturday.

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