A maritime lawyer, a pioneer swimmer, an ocean advocate, and one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers, Lewis Pugh is the first person to complete a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. Lewis documented his adventures in his new book, 21 Yaks and a Speedo. In this video, Lewis talks about his book in an interview with Expresso breakfast show’s moderator.
Lewis Pugh knows oceans. He was the first to complete a long distance swim in every ocean of the world, and has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other person in history. He swam across the icy waters of the North Pole to highlight the melting of the Arctic Sea ice, and across a glacial lake on Mount Everest to draw attention to the impact of climate change on the Himalayan glaciers. It was there that he met his first yak.
Trekking behind them up the icy slopes, watching them cross skeletal bridges over dizzying ravines, and listening to them breathe outside his tent each night, Lewis got to think about the things he most admires in a yak. And found that those qualities were not unlike the ones that enabled him to meet his own challenges – and achieve things that people believed to be impossible.