Swimmer takes campaign to Everest
Mr Pugh, who previously swam for almost 20 minutes across a patch of open sea at the North Pole (bbrrrrrr) to raise awareness of the effects of rising temperatures on the Arctic, will attempt the 1km swim in a high-altitude lake next April. His bid to put the spotlight on the melting glaciers in the Himalayas, which are receding faster than in any part of the world, will see him taking a dip at 5,300 metres in the freezing waters of a lake on the Khumbu Glacier.
The 39-year-old, whose ability to withstand the cold during his swims has earned him the nickname
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