Tag: Jean Craven

Serving As A Second

Photos of Herman van der Westhuizen serving as a second during a training swim on Mount Muelas Muertes with Jean Craven and Chris Marthinusen in the water, courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers The Big Swim on Mt Ojos del Salado in Argentina. The advantage of doing high-altitude swimming up on a volcano is the availability of a 30ºC (86ºF)

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Climbing Up To Challenge

Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers hiking up Mt Ojos del Salado in Argentina. The Madswimmer group of 7 South African high-altitude swimmers, 2 medics, 4 support climbers, a tour guide and a cameraman were rising to the challenge - steadily towards the world's highest altitude swim on Mt Ojos del Salado in the Andes Mountain. But like

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Hiking And Acclimating To The Big Swim

Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers hiking up Mt Ojos del Salado in Argentina. Slowly but surely the Madswimmers Mt Ojos team is getting higher and higher towards their goal. Madswimmer founder Jean Craven and team doctor Darryl Wood are interviewed on their latest altitude hike to climatize to 4,592 meters in the Atacama Desert in Chile

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The Highest Open Water Swim In History

Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers hiking up Mt Ojos del Salado in Argentina. The Madswimmers Mt Ojos team has eventually reached Mt Ojos del Salado in Argentina after 3 days of traveling to their camp at 3,260 meters last night as they prepare for The Big Swim. "They are now climbing out the volcano to 4,500m for acclimitisation, then

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Madswimmers On High

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. South African Madswimmers Jean Craven, Juandre Human, Hardi Wilkins and Megan Harrington-Johnson crossed the highest water body in Africa, Lewis Tarn at 4700 meters above sea level high up on the slopes in Mount Kenya in 6.5°C water. We asked them about their exploit. Daily News of Open Water Swimming: How

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Madswimmers Have High Goals In Ojos Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. High up on the slopes in Mount Kenya in water at 6.5°C, South African Madswimmers Jean Craven, Juandre Human, Hardi Wilkins and Megan Harrington-Johnson crossed the highest water body in Africa, Lewis Tarn at 4700 m above sea level. An achievement in itself, their crossing was a training swim for their main

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You Gotta Be Mad Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Like Night Train Swimmers in California, the Mad Swimmer is a group of open water swimmers from South Africa. The group plans and attempts difficult and unique open water challenges around the world that also help raise money for a variety of charities. Driven by Jean Craven with the help with Hardi

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