Swimming in Antarctica – Taking the Polar Plunge

I remember arriving at Lake Titicaca for the first time and immediately stripping down to my shorts. Someone asked me in a confused tone, “what are you doing?”

“Well, I’m not going to visit the world’s highest navigable lake and not swim in it am I?”

When reaching Antarctica waters, a swim was a must.  Swimming in Antarctica was an experience to say the least.  They told us the water temperatures were actually about 4 degrees below zero.  Of course, water that salty can be less than zero.  I’m fairly sure that with a crowd it’s something I’d do again, and I’m positive that swimming in Antarctica was one of the true highlights of this past year, no matter how cold it may have been.

Anyways, for your viewing pleasures, I’ve attached a video of the now infamous Antarctica swim:

*** Stay tuned for more of the Antarctic Adventure. Read about day 4’s adventures as I explore the “Mystery of Deception Island.” Later in the week, you can continue reading by checking out my article about “Reaching the 7th Continent” on the Peregrine Adventures Blog. Coming up, I will be posting my first in a series of photo essays where “Ice” will be the main subject.  Check out Peregrine Adventures, the sexiest people in travel, by clicking on the banner below.


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