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High-altitude ice mile

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noun - A high-altitude ice mile is an open water swim relay or solo crossing or open water swimming competition held at high altitude at least 1 statute mile (1.609 km) above sea level.

High Altitude Swims

The Highest Swim


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.


Synonyms

ultra high-altitude swim, high-altitude ice swim, altitude swim

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