He does what? – People often ask whenever I mention Lewis Gordon Pugh. He swims the arctic, I tell them again. Why? – is always the next question.
When you sit across from Lewis Gordon Pugh for just a few minutes, you understand why immediately. You also understand you’re in the presence of someone who puts his entire life on the line for a global problem he is passionate about tackling.
Lewis’s concern about climate change and the urgent need to do something about it take him beyond the freezing waters of the arctic, as he explains in this interview, he is also concerned for the rapidly melting ice in the Himalayas, water that 1/5 of the world’s population lives on. Thus setting the stage for his next swim, a lake formed from a melting glacier on Mount Everest.