To add some pain to this magnificent gain - one of these Ice Miles has to be a brutal Ice Zero - an Ice Mile in water temperatures less than 1.0C. Kate Ice Zero was completed in far north east China in air temperatures of close to -30C.
Kate has lined up her swim long ago and then CVOID took over with some personal challenges. Kate was about to get on a plane to te Falklands to attempt an Ice Mile when another Covid Wave closed the borders. Kate has managed to ride through the global and personal storms and finally get to a beautiful frozen lake somewhere near Ushuaia in Patagonia, South America and complete her Ice 7s. To her credit, she somehow managed to drag Rory Fitzgerald with her to help, support and suffer with a smile.
Ice Swimming and the Ice Mile is growing in demand. The Ice 7s requires one to travel to remote places, organise logistics and safety and swim. It's an adventure worth every ounce of pain and penny.
Well done Kate Steels
Be safe everyone and see you soon in the ICE.