A total of 182 entries were received for the OutThere Salomon Adventurer of the Year award, which was whittled down to ten semi-finalists, then down the winners and two runners up : Here they are, in alphabetical order :Lewis Gordon PughSwimming to the North PoleLate last year ‘The Icebear’ pushed human boundaries by swimming to the North Pole to highlight the effect of global warming.’Through 20 years of record-breaking swims in the world’s five oceans, I have witnessed climate change from a front-row position. Today I use my swims and my love for the environment to raise awareness about these life-threatening changes. My mission is to inspire people to make a difference. In your world and our world.’Lewis is no stranger to accolades. He was short-listed as an OutThere Adventurer of the Year in 2004, for setting the record for the most northerly distance swim in the world – a 1 070m swim at 80° north, just 1 100km from the North Pole. He was also OutThere’s Adventurer of the Year 2005 runner-up for being the first to complete a long-distance swim in all five of the world’s oceans — the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Arctic and Southern.Mike Horn4 x 8… Read full this story
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