Johanna Nordblad: going under

Johanna Nordblad, a Finnish freediver who holds the record for diving 50m under ice, in ONLY a bathing suit and mask

It’s been a summer for marvelling at the amazing bodies that can do so much more than ours. Another non-competing case in point is Johanna Nordblad, a Finnish freediver who holds the record for diving 50m under ice, in ONLY a bathing suit and mask. Oh yeah, and she only started getting in cold water as treatment after an accident where she almost lost her leg. Ice diving sounds petrifying, and it looks petrifying, but it’s also kind of calming to see her in action; watch, in this short film by British director Ian Derry.

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