Ice Sevens King And Ice Sevens Queen Discuss Global Journey

Courtesy of Ger Kennedy, Ireland.

In the Clontarf Castle, established in the year 1172 and location of the Battle of Clontarf in the year 1014, Ger Kennedy and Jaimie Monahan met to discuss their challenges and approach to becoming the only two people in history to complete the Ice Sevens.

Kennedy recalled the summit between the global trotting ice swimmers, “We spent the day together with her partner Arik Thormahlen and Boston ice swimmer Rena Maria Demeo.

We talked about swimming with 40-foot winter walruses. We discussed our individual Ice Sevens journeys in detail, especially in finding a way to find 5°C or lower in remote locations never been swam before, plus organizing a support team and a medical team.

We found have the variety of choosing multiple locations to achieve your own personal Ice Sevens journey is amazing. We also discussed distance swimming in Antarctica and how delicate to gain permission to do so.

We feel very privileged because our expedition company and ship expedition crew accepted our upcoming 17-strong group of international swimmers in February 17th. We understand the role of an expedition leader to maintain a high level of safety and instill social media discipline in order to protect any future swimming in Antarctica waters.”

Jaimie Monahan Ice Sevens:
#1 Ice Mile in Europe on 2 April 2016 in Reykjavík, Iceland in 3.70°C water (3°C wind chill + 5.6°C air) in 35 minutes 0 seconds in the sea with 12 km/hr wind speed
#2 Ice Mile in Asia (Ice Zero Mile) on 18 December 2016 in Tyumen, Russia in -0.03°C water (-31°C wind chill + air) in 30:20 in an ice pool cut into a frozen lake
#3 Ice Mile in Africa on 13 February 2017 in Aguelmame Sidi Ali Lake, Morocco in 4.9°C water (-0.5°C wind chill + 3°C air) in 32:18 in a mountain lake with 14 km/hr wind speed
#4 Ice Mile within Arctic Circle on 4 March 2017 in Mikkelvik Brygge, Karlsøy, Norway in 2.37°C water (-3.5°C air) in 32:09 in the sea with 4 km/hr wind speed
#5 Ice Mile in North America on 9 March 2017 at M Street Beach, Boston, USA in 4.63°C water (6.1°C wind chill + 9°C air) in 26:16 in the sea with 20 km/hr wind speed
#6 Ice Mile in Oceania on 15 May 2017 in Tasman Lake, Aoraki Mt. Cook, New Zealand in 2.37°C water (14°C air) in 26:44 in a glacier lake
#7 Ice Mile in South America on 2 July 2017 in Ushuaia, Argentina in 4.76°C water (5.9°C air) in 29:05 in the Beagle Channel

Ger Kenney Ice Sevens:
#1 Ice Mile in Europe in Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland on 24 February 2013, 1 mile in 3.3°C water in 40 minutes in a freshwater glacier lake
#2 Ice Mile in Mikkelvik Brygge, Karlsøy, Norway (Polar Ice Mile) on 6 March 2017, 1 mile in 2.5°C in 34 minutes 5 seconds in a sea water Norwegian fjord
#3 Ice Mile Zero in Asia in Tyumen, Siberia, Russia on 9 December 2017, 2 km in 0.5°C in 43 minutes 10 seconds in a 25m 3-lane ice pool called the lake of champions
#4 Ice Mile in Africa in Lake Ouiouane, Mid-Atlas mountains of Morocco on 6 January 2018, 1 mile in 3.7°C in 37 minutes 10 seconds in a high altitude lake at 1630 meters
#5 Ice Mile in North America at M Street Beach, Boston, USA on 22 February 2018, 1 mile in 4.7°C in 32 minutes 15 seconds in the open sea
#6 Ice Mile in Oceania in the Thredbo Reservoir, NSW Australia on 1 June 2019, 1 mile in 2.8°C in 38 minutes 2 seconds in a high altitude fresh water lake at 1440 meters
#7 Ice Mile in South America in Portillo, Chile on 4 October 2019, 1 mile in 3.9°C in a high-altitude freshwater glacier lake at 2,880 meters

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