High-altitude swimmer

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noun - A high-altitude swimmer is an individual open water swimmer who participates in a relay or open water swimming competition or attempts at solo crossing at high altitude of at least 1,000 meters above sea level.

High Altitude Swimmers[edit]


Mount Ojos del Salado Swim[edit]

The Highest Swim[edit]

Madswimmers doing high-altitude swimming at 5909m (19,386 feet) in a frozen lake on Mt Tres Cruces, a volcano in the Andes Mountains along the Argentina - Chile border in South America with the water temperature between 0.5 - 2ºC (32.9ºF - 35.6ºC). Jean Craven, Herman van der Westhuizen and Chris Marthinusen completed the 5-minute neoprened wild swim while Evan Feldman and Milton Brest swam in wetsuits and Robert Graaff and Juandre Human were unable to partake in the final swim due to medical restraints after a 6-hour hike up the volcano and a laborious creating of the small area to swim through the 20 cm thick ice covering.

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