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

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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