Brit to swim at North Pole

DivingA British explorer and endurance swimmer is to attempt to swim in the freezing waters of the North Pole.

Lewis Gordon Pugh, 37, will be the first person to swim at the geographic North Pole. Water temperatures will be around minus 1.8 degrees Celsius - the coldest waters a human has ever swum in, a spokesperson said.

Pugh's ability to raise his body temperature in anticipation of a swim has intrigued sports scientists and earned him the nickname The Polar Bear.

He is making the 1km swim, in an area that should be frozen over, to demonstrate the devastating impacts of climate change.

Pugh will swim in just a swimming costume, cap and goggles for the Investec North Pole Challenge on July 15.

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