Hear account of North Pole swim on September 28

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LEWIS Pugh will give a riveting account of his first long distance swim across the North Pole in 2007 and a glacial lake on Mount Everest in 2010.

Find out how this swimmer and environmental campaigner prepared himself physically and mentally to undertake these swims, which so many people thought was impossible to achieve and why he carried on when everything went wrong.

Swimming on Top of the World,the Royal Geographical Society Lecture, will take place at Stamford Arts Centre on Wednesday at 8pm.

Tickets are £12 (£10, £9 RGS members) from 01780 763203.