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If we want to save Antarctica, we must build bridges

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Have you ever watched a bridge being built? It is fascinating. I lived on the Thames while the Millennium Bridge was under construction. The engineers didn’t start from one bank and progress towards the ...

8 Jul 2016
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You can be courageous or comfortable

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Life is not predictable. But exercising courage, and having the courage of your convictions, can help you weather the worst storms. I’ve been campaigning for Antarctica’s Ross Sea to be declared a Marine Protected ...

5 Jun 2016
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18 tips for a successful Channel swim

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Want to swim the English Channel? Here are my 18 tips for a successful crossing: 1. Find the best coach in town. Make sure he / she suits your personality and most importantly, believes ...

15 Jan 2016
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My open letter to President Putin

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London 4 October 2015 Dear President Putin London taxi drivers have a wonderful name for the crossroads outside the Royal Geographical Society. They call it the ‘hot and cold corner’, because of two statues ...

4 Oct 2015
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What would Nansen do?

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She is no conventional beauty. But she is the strongest little ship I’ve ever seen. I felt so alive, standing in Oslo’s Fram Museum, looking up at the famous polar vessel. It thrilled me ...

8 Aug 2015
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One Crucial Decision We Can’t Put on Ice

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The Ross Ice Shelf is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen. It rose straight up out of the Bay of Whales, the world’s southernmost body of water. Strong winds rushed over its cliffs, ...

13 May 2015
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Lewis Pugh sets sights on Russia

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Renowned British endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has today completed the final swim of his five swim challenge to champion the need for the conservation of the Ross Sea ...

6 Mar 2015
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Pugh beats his own record for southern most swim

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Renowned British endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has today completed the most southerly swim in human history – just 10 days after setting the record for the first time. ...

3 Mar 2015
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Pugh completes the world’s most southerly swim at Cape Adare

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Renowned endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has today completed the most southerly swim in human history – swimming 500m off the coast of Cape Adare in the Antarctic Ocean. ...

19 Feb 2015
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Ocean campaigner puts his body in ice to save a sea

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Ocean advocate and pioneering swimmer Lewis Pugh is about to embark on five record-breaking swims in the freezing Antarctic Ocean in an effort to help save the Ross Sea from irreversible damage. The five ...

2 Feb 2015
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