Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole

Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap. Watch for astonishing footage — and some blunt commentary on the realities of supercold-water swims.

Pushing his body through epic cold-water swims, Lewis Gordon Pugh wants to draw attention to our global climate. He’s just back from swimming in a meltwater lake on the slopes of Mount Everest.

His swims have given him a sea-level view of our planet, and inspired him to do his bit to help preserve it. He left a career in maritime law to become a public speaker on environmental issues with his group, Polar Defence Project — and of course to plan more astonishing swims and treks.

“Glaciers are not just ice: they are a lifeline, they provide water to 2 billion people, and we need to protect them,” he says.

(Watch Lewis Pugh talk about his swim in thw glacial Lake Imja, up on the Mount Everest)

More info: http://www.lewispugh.com/pages/default.aspx
Produced by: TED
Year: 2009
Language: English

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