Thursday, February 26, 2009

Open Water Swimming at Altitude in Armenia

Pavel Kuznetsov informed us of Mikael Gevorkyan's (shown on left) 22K unprecedented crossing attempt of Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Armenia and one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world.

The water temperature is expected to be 21 - 22°C (69.8° - 71.6°F), but the altitude is 1,950 meters (6,496 feet) above sea level which will make Mikael's attempt quite a challenge. We wish Mikael the best of luck and look forward to his success.

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