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British Man Becomes the First To Swim Under Mt. Everest 30

Posted by samzenpus
from the stay-out-of-the-yeti-pool dept.
Many people try to climb up Mt. Everest, but Lewis Gordon Pugh saw a niche in the market and has become the first to swim under it. The endurance swimmer is the only person to successfully swim across the 1km glacial lake next to the Khumbu Glacier. From the article: "He came close to drowning during test swims for the event amid bouts of altitude sickness on the Pumori Lake, which sits 17,000 feet above sea level. But an adapted approach saw him through to complete the swim in a time of 22 minutes and 51 seconds."


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British Man Becomes the First To Swim Under Mt. Everest

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    the end

  • man's an odd beast (Score:3, Interesting)

    by FuckingNickName (1362625) on Monday May 24, 2010 @11:43AM (#32324114) Journal

    In Universal terms, an ant with a brief moment of consciousness has climbed the top of an ant hill. And he feels proud while a few ants gather round and clap. Then they all die and the Universe carries on, not caring.

    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      The whole nihilist thing is pretty passe, man.

    • by antdude (79039)

      Worker ants are females unless you mean male alates. :P

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      Actually, in Universe terms, the least accomplishment of any man is greater than the whole of the rest of creation. Intelligence is the pinnacle of what happens in the universe.
      • Intelligence is the pinnacle of what happens in the universe.

        Wow, we must be good. Do we have an interstellar species equivalent of White Man's Burden?

    • by gandhi_2 (1108023)

      You must be a Vandals fan.

    • by jobinv (1820992)
      Any chance I have to quote Mahatma Gandhi is an opportunity that I take :) "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
  • If that is what is meant by under, I work more than 20 feet under my basement all day, and drive under my basement on average more than once a day.

Whoever dies with the most toys wins.