Ice swimming – anyone do it?

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  • Ice swimming – anyone do it?
  • scotroutes
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    LMGTFY  https://dryrobe.com/

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    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    I can handle down to about 13/14C ie usual scottish summer/autumn temps for a brief time, bugger going any lower than that though!

    21 is probably the temp where things start to feel comfortable for me though, below that is just a sliding scale of balticness! 😆

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    Sub 6°c in the rivers recently.
    it doesn’t feel bad at all, just making sure you are not in too long is the key

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    That’s some cleft and river there scotroutes….

    I think the coldest water and day I’ve managed was a kayak on the Etive – it was so cold air temperature wise our buoyancy aids and gear were freezing solid with ice after each fall. We gave up at the last fall as it was more solid than liquid…

    I had a similar day on the Lyon that involved multiple swims for some staff on the January training day, and a proper ‘we are out of here before someone dies of hypothermia’.

    IHN
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    Indeed they are, in MrsIHN’s case a big fluffy dressing gown from TKMaxx

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    The only time a dryrobe or similar is important is if it is raining or windy as it def helps.

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    6.6°c in the river today, water felt a bit bity

    scotroutes
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    The only time a dryrobe or similar is important is if it is raining or windy as it def helps.

    Have you ever been to the Cairngorms?

    😂

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    Several times, just never been stupid enough to go swimming when up there. It is likely that I will next time I am there though

    Edukator
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    below that is just a sliding scale of balticness! 😆

    I’ve never open-water swum anywhere in the UK as warm as the Baltic in Summer. 21°C my last Baltic swim in Germany.

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