Tag: Nicolene Steynberg

The Big Swim At 5,909m Is Tomorrow

Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers' The Big Swim on Mt Tres Cruces in Argentina. This is it. It has been a long journey from South Africa to the Mt Tres Cruces in Argentina. But the high-altitude swimmers Jean Craven, Milton Brest, Evan Feldman, Chris Marthinusen, Herman van der Westhuizen, Robert Graaff, and Juandre Human have trained

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Advantages Of Swimming On A Volcano

Photos of Herman van der Westhuizen on Mount Muelas Muertes, 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) thermal bath right next to the 8ºC (46ºF) lake. Herman van der Westhuizen completed a 15-minute

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How Is A Lake Saltier Than The Ocean?

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 found an interesting phenomenon up on their way to Mt Ojos del Salado in the Andes Mountain. In their attempt to complete the highest swim

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Madswimmers Continue Upwards And Onwards

Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers hiking up Mt Ojos del Salado in Argentina. A group of 7 South African Madswimmers, 2 medics, 4 support climbers, a tour guide and a cameraman continue on their way hiking up Mt Ojos del Salado to attempt the highest swim in the world in the Andes mountains in Argentina. Yesterday, the Mt Ojos-Madswimmer

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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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