Tag: tarn

Tarn It, That is High

A tarn is a mountain lake or pool formed in a cirque excavated by a glacier. It is formed when either rain or river water fills the cirque. Tarns are found mostly in the upper reaches of the Himalaya, above 5,500 meters. This is the altitude and area where Tunisia's Nejib Belhedi intends to swim in an audacious extreme swim in 2014. "I will swim Himalaya

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Chilling Out In Glacial Groove

Colin Hill is organizing the first Big Chill Swim in February 2013. As the organizer, he is also prepping for the single-digit waters by swimming in the top tarn near the top of Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District in England. Gotta like race directors who are willing to do what they ask of others. After hiking up to the tarn, both the air and

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