Lewis Pugh

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A climate activist swam under the Antarctic ice sheet to prove how quickly glaciers are melting

Fifty-year-old Lewis Pugh says he was terrified when he plunged into the water of East Antarctica in nothing but swim briefs, a swim cap and goggles. He was even more terrified when he swam below the Antarctic ice sheet, through melting tunnels — though he said it was the most beautiful swim he’s ever done.

Pugh is known for swimming in Arctic water to raise awareness for climate change, but on January 23, he became the first person to swim in a supraglacial lake — a lake that has formed on top of a glacier because of melting ice.

Source: CNN