Adventure Talks - Lewis Pugh

Lewis is a leading figure in efforts to protect the world’s oceans. He is the only person to have completed a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. Over a period of 27 years, he has pioneered swims in the most hostile waters on earth including the Antarctic, the North Pole and the Himalayas, and developed an understanding of the beauty and fragility of life and its many eco-systems. Last year Lewis became the first man to swim all the ancient Seven Seas, from the Mediterranean to the Arabian, to highlight the urgent need for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

Watch the interview at our Belstaff store in London, with Lewis where he took some time out to talk us through what it takes to be an ocean advocate and pioneer swimmer. He also spoke about his next expedition: he returned to the Antarctic this month to undertake five swims in sub-zero temperatures at strategic points through the next month to support the call for the world's biggest, and arguably most critical, Marine Protected Area.

Lewis is also an accomplished public speaker and in 2014, he addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos and his leadership address at the BIF Conference was voted one of the “7 Most Inspiring Speeches on the Web”.

In 2010 the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader and in 2013 he was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the United Nations appointed him Patron of the Oceans.

Follow Lewis on Twitter @lewispugh

Filmed as part of the Voyager Programme lecture series at SKC -


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