Summer in Ireland – Mountain lake swimming 2

Recently, Alan Clack & I hiked up to Coumshingaun in the Comeragh Mountains, as part of his Channel taper in Ireland, and because we were looking for some cold water. The silence from Alan as we hiked upward was deafening. “What the hell are we doing”, I could imagine, and worse, going through his head. Coumshingaun is…

Alan Clack, Iceman Contender!

The ice broke on the lake at Alan’s home outside Montreal this week. So he waited not at all, for immersion. Here he is doing his Lewis Pugh impression. Swimming right by the ice. And then, unveiling the temperature. Yes folks, that looks like 2 to 2.5 deg Celsius to me. ( 35 F in old money).…

My friend Alan & the Wall Street Journal

My American friend Alan Clack is signed up for the Channel in 2012 with the CSA, another person to tackle that lifelong dream. (Alan is one of the three Soloists I’m crewing for in 2012). We got to know each other after a comment I made on an unrelated item on a website I visit…