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Yesterday I wrote about failure. Today we experienced it. And yes, there were lessons learned. Lesson one: avoid multiple mission objectives. That’s not always easy, when you find yourself in a spectacular part of ...

11 Dec 2016
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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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Lewis Pugh becomes the first person to swim the 7 Seas

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Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh has become the first person to swim the Seven Seas. Lewis completed his final swim from Southend-on-Sea up to the Thames ...

29 Aug 2014
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Our fight for a fighting chance

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I’ve just completed the first long-distance swim in the 7 Seas of the ancient world. I’ve experienced some things I will never forget. And seen some things I wish I could erase from my ...

29 Aug 2014
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Lewis Pugh completes Arabian Sea swim in 7 Seas Campaign

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On 25th August in Rass Al Hadd, Oman, renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh, completed his sixth swim for his Seven Seas Campaign to put ...

27 Aug 2014
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