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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jason Snell Achieves The Peak And Pond Challenge

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Jason Snell is a 51-year-old British mountaineer and open water swimmer who became a member of the Peak and Pond in September.

The Peak and Pond Challenge is an exclusive achievement by endurance athletes who have climbed Mount Everest and swam across the English Channel.

Snell summited Mount Everest in May 2016 and within 16 months, crossed the English Channel in September 2017, finishing in 16 hours 30 minutes under the auspices of the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation and escort pilot Eddie Spelling.

Channel 10 News - Sue Oldham And Jason Snell Are Firing Up For The Channel from Swim Smooth.

Members of the Peak and Pond
1. Hugo Rodríguez Barroso (Mexico) - accomplished twice: 1986 English Channel in 13 hours + 1993 English Channel in 13 hours 4 minutes + 1997 Mount Everest + 1999 Mount Everest + 2000 Mount Everest
2. Eric Blakeley MBE (Jersey) - 2003 English Channel in 20 hours 30 minutes + 1997, Mount Everest - note: also completed the Seven Summits
3. Georgios-Ioannis Tsianos (Greece) - 2009 English Channel in 9 hours 20 minutes + 2004 Mount Everest - note: also completed the Ice, Water, Fire Challenge
4. Bill Borger Jr. (Canada) - 2000 English Channel in 12 hours 11 minutes + 2011, Mount Everest
5. Boguslaw Ogrodnik (Poland) - 2014 English Channel in 20 hours 33 minutes + 2006, Mount Everest
6. Gabriel Viti (USA) - 2014 English Channel in 15 hours 50 minutes + 2010, Mount Everest - note: also completed the Seven Summits
7. Allan McLeland (USA) - 2008 English Channel in 16 hours 10 minutes + 2017 Mount Everest
8. Jason Snell (UK) - 2017 English Channel in 16 hours 30 minutes + 2016 Mount Everest

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