Polar Plunge – How, where and why!
If you’re considering a trip to the Arctic or Antarctica, I’m sure the polar plunge has crossed your mind at some point. What is a polar plunge? The insane tradition of jumping (or running) into freezing cold water while in the Arctic or Antarctica.
In the planning stages of your trip, you’ve likely wondered if you’re brave enough to jump from the warmth of a cosy ship, or run from the relative comfort of the beach and subject yourself to freezing water that probably has icebergs floating in it. With a few of us having just returned from trips to Svalbard on the M/S Freya, the polar plunge has been a hot topic in our office this month, so here are a few questions we get asked all the time, and some answers that we hope will help you make the leap!