View Full Version : British man becomes first to swim under Mt. Everest

May 24th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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Lewis Gordon Pugh battled freezing waters wearing only a pair of Speedos, a cap and goggles to cross the one kilometer (0.62 miles) glacial lake next to the Khumbu Glacier.

He came close to drowning during test swims for the event amid bouts of altitude sickness on the Pumori Lake, which sits 17,000 feet above sea level.

But an adapted approach saw him through to complete the swim in a time of 22 minutes and 51seconds