Stramrood, Palframan, Viviers, Barkai and Chin are all members of the International Ice Swimming Association and were inspired by Lynne Cox's book, Swimming to Antarctica. During the Patagonia Extreme Cold Water Challenge, they successfully completed three extremely ice swims in 12 days: 2 kilometers in the Beagle Channel, 2.5 kilometer double crossing of the Strait of Magellan (4°C) and 2.5 kilometers around Cape Horn.
All the swims were done in rough water, against strong currents and in water less than 8°C.
He also completed a swim across the Strait of Gibraltar on 21 September 2010 in 4 hours 57 minutes at the age of 36.
- Exploring Extremes, Swimming In Siberia
- Ram explains The Patagonia Challenge
- Patagonia Swim Challenge Facebook Page
- Cape Extreme Swimmers
- Open Water Swimming website
- 3 for 3
- Swimming In Siberia, Russian Winter Swimming Championships
- Conquistador Sails Strait Like Magellan
- Proper Measurement Of Water Temperatures In The Open Water
- International Relay Swim Across The Bering Strait Official Website
- Bering Strait Swim
- Bering Strait Swim - Ice Bering
- The Who's Who Of Extremists Gather At Top Of World
- Do Ice Swimmers Have Bigger Brains?
- What Open Water Swim Could Be More Dangerous?
- Adventurous 5 Among 50 Across The Bering Strait
- Bering Strait Swim Succeeds