Future of the Environment

'A voice in the wilderness': The man who spent 12 gruelling days swimming in the Arctic

Lewis Pugh is pictured swimming past an iceberg, as part of his series of extreme swims to raise awareness of climate change.

Lewis Pugh spent nearly two weeks swimming across the Ilulissat Icefjord in nothing but a pair of trunks. Image: Lewis Pugh Foundation

Joe Myers
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Recovering from just 10 minutes in the water could take several hours. Image: Lewis Pugh Foundation

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It wasn't Pugh's first swim in the freezing waters of the Arctic. Image: Lewis Pugh Foundation

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Pugh's way was littered with icebergs. Image: Lewis Pugh Foundation

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