TEDGlobal 2010

A mind-shifting Everest swim: Lewis Pugh on TED.com

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then he heard of Lake Imja in the Himalayas, created by recent glacial melting, and Lake Pumori, a body of water at an altitude of 5300 m on Everest — and so began a journey that would teach him a radical new way to approach swimming and think about climate change. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 9:45)

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Comments (2)

  • Vino bob commented on Apr 17 2013

    its a mind blowing lesson from the mother nature – thanks Lewis for sharing your experience.

  • Vino bob commented on Apr 17 2013

    its a mind blowing lesson from the mother nature – thanks Lewis for sharing your experience.