Robert McGlashan has figured out how to accomplish something no one from this nation has ever done. Last weekend, as indicated by the organization that sorted out the crossing, he turned into first Canadian to swim between two islands in Lake Titicaca, the biggest freshwater lake in South America and the highest navigable waterway on the planet.
On Saturday, May 11, against a scenery of snow-topped mountain tops, the Toronto attorney went through two hours and 26 minutes crossing a 7.5-kilometer extended waterway that straddles the outskirt among Peru and Bolivia in the Andes mountain range. The adventure started at Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) as McGlashan swam into 12 C water and started swimming to Isla de la Luna (Island of the Moon). The two islands are situated on the Bolivian side of the lake.
The crossing probably won’t appear much, yet it was testing a direct result of the nasty climate and the flimsy air because of the height — 3,810 meters above ocean level. At high heights, it tends to be hard to take in the measure of oxygen the human body needs.
Healthcare Canada says this can prompt diminished physical execution, lightheadedness, and fatigue, including altitude sickness. Staff with the organization that composed the crossing, Patagonia Swim, estimated McGlashan’s blood oxygen level before he entered the water. It gauged 83 millimeters of mercury, putting him in peril of contracting hypoxia, a condition where the body is starved of oxygen.
In spite of the condition, McGlashan swam on. One month from now, McGlashan plans to swim from the Italian island of Capri to Naples — a 36-kilometer swim where at any rate the water will be warmer than this.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.