Tag: The Big Swim

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Dan Downs Derwent

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. En route to his attempt to complete the Oceans Seven, New York swimmer Dan Curtis is getting prepared by completing the 34 km Big Swim in Tasmania, Australia. He cruised for 15 hours 57 minutes along the River Derwent from the New Norfolk Bridge to the Tasman Bridge, a swim that had not been completed over

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