- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; 1st edition (13 May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847372481
- ISBN-13: 978-1847372482
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Achieving The Impossible: A Fearless Hero. A Fragile Earth. Hardcover – 13 May 2010
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'From the ice-choked Arctic Ocean to a glacial lake on Mount Everest, Lewis Gordon Pugh has tackled some of the world's coldest waters in a bid to raise awareness about climate change.' Feature, Lawrence Barretto, Sport Magazine 27/8
About the Author
A former SAS soldier, Lewis Gordon Pugh is the only person to have swum long distance in all 5 oceans of the world, his extraordinary efforts undertaken primarily to raise awareness of climate change. In August 2006 he became the first person to swim the length of the Thames from source to sea and, in February 2007, the first to swim at the North Pole. He lives in London and South Africa.
Top Customer Reviews
"Achieving the impossible" reveals the traits of a man who could achieve anything he put his mind to. Experiencing his success and set backs really portrayed the character of the man well. It does seem impossible to believe his achievement throughout his life. He has a C.V to rival any man!
This book is a must read! and what makes it stand out ahead of the others is that he is modest and thankful for all the support he has received throughout his life. The book also displays an intelligent, ulterior message of the need to protect the environment whilst not detracting from the novel of the human polar bear.
Don't hesitate to read this book.
He has done some amazing swims all over the world, Norway, South Africa, Antarctica to name a few, each time pushing his body and mind to the limit.
I really enjoyed the book and was a bit sad when I got to the end! He is truly an inspiration.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An inspirational book on how it is possible to achieve whatever it is you set your mind to through developing your mental toughness, never giving up and believing in yourself.Published on 19 April 2014 by WM