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A world-first frozen lake crossing for intrepid explorer

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AN INTREPID adventurer has become the first person ever to ice skate across one of the world’s most barren and inhospitable landscapes.

Jim Mee, of Shipton-by-Beningbrough, North Yorkshire, recently completed the 100-mile crossing of Khövsgöl Nuur – a lake in northern Mongolia, dubbed the ‘Blue Pearl’, which freezes solid in winter.

Braving temperatures that dipped down to -47ºc, and local wildlife including wolves and bears, he is now the first person to ever to skate the lake’s entire length.

Mr Mee is also the founder of Rat Race Adventure Sports, a firm which holds endurance events across the UK and beyond, from ultra marathons to multi-sport epics.

Mr Mee, an experienced mountaineer and wilderness explorer, said: “Khövsgöl Nuur is an extremely challenging environment. Read More Here.

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