Excruciating pain for polar swimmer Lewis Pugh

July 15, 2007 at 11:29 pm | Posted in Arctic, Britain, Climate change, North Pole, Pugh, Record, Swimming, Worldwide Fund for Nature, WWF | 1 Comment

“It’s a triumph and a tragedy – a triumph that I could swim in such ferocious conditions, but a tragedy that it is now possible to swim at the North Pole.”

Mr Pugh said yesterday that his achievement was a bittersweet victory.

Read the full saga on the BBC page or in The Times’ article (where I found his quote to lead this post):

19 mins, -1.8C: the first swim at the North Pole

Lewis Pugh dives into North Polar water for first human swim there 15 July 2007

WWF Panda logoThe North Pole challenge was organised by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) to raise awareness of climate change.

By 2040, depending on how climate change scenarios play out, scientists say the Arctic could be virtually free of ice in summer.

This amazing feat by Mr. Pugh is worthy of a Climate Champion Gold Medal!


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  1. hey i will like to help the pandas and i wish u can tell me how i can do that and i hope u stell help the pandas are just like us but the cant talk like us so dont give up saving the pandas and please save them please

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