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Endurance swimmer breaks file for longest ever open swim in Loch Ness



Excessive adventurer Ross Edgley has damaged the file for the longest ever open water swim in Loch Ness.

Spending 52 hours and 39 minutes overlaying roughly 79km within the loch, Mr Edgley swam repeatedly with out touching land or a ship for a steady interval of greater than two days and nights – enduring temperatures as little as 5C.

He additionally battled winds of as much as 20 knots and lengthy intervals of in a single day rain, and mentioned it was “one of many greatest challenges” of his profession.

Excessive adventurer Ross Edgley has damaged the file for the longest ever open water swim in Loch Ness. (Jonty Storey/PA)

He mentioned: “It was one of many greatest challenges of my profession bodily and mentally, however the necessary goal behind it actually motivated me to push myself so far as I did and I’m so proud to have impressed individuals to make a distinction.

“I wished to thank everybody for his or her immense help and particularly the unbelievable hospitality I’ve acquired right here in Scotland.”

Excessive adventurer Ross Edgley has damaged the file for the longest ever open water swim in Loch Ness. (Jonty Storey/PA)

The swim additionally aimed to lift extra consciousness of preserving sea kelp forests in Scotland.

Mr Edgley added: “The longer I’ve been working with Talisker and Parley the extra I’ve learnt about sea kelp and the way important the preservation of those superb sea kelp forests are.”

He was spurred on by the fantastic thing about the pure environment of the Highlands and even had a flypast from plane above.

The swim stopped at For Augustus on Friday afternoon, falling wanting his unique try to beat the world file for the longest ever open swim in tideless water.

The swim is at present within the technique of being ratified by the British Lengthy Distance Swimming Affiliation.

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