New Year's swim

On 31 December 2012, the Achensee in Tyrol, Austria invites under the motto 'feel the frost' to the 12th annual New Year's swim.

fig. original: The image shows two men who get acclimatized to the temperature (4° Celsius) of the Achensee with buckets of cold water before they enter the swim and climbing duel. Their aim is the 'ice mountain' in 25 meters distance and the return back to the landing stage. The photos from the former years provide on the first sight the impression that men only enjoy the New Year's swim; but there are not only crazy men at the Achensee challenge such as some (rare) images on the duel website prove. View the photo of a woman and a man jumping into the cold water on Photo: Achensee Tourismus.

Source: Original article with image on


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