SA swimmer to attempt deadly feat

Ryan Stramrood and his team will attempt to swim from US to Russian waters.

Ryan Stramrood and his team will attempt to swim from US waters into Russian seas. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - In the middle of the Bering Strait two small, remote, rocky islands inconspicuously crop out of the freezing ocean. Few people live here and even fewer would want to visit.

But they hold a special attraction for a team of daring South Africans, who are going to great lengths to travel to this particular spot this month.

"The reason I continue to do it is because of the sense of achievement you feel when you actually accomplish something, especially if it's a world record or something medical science has said you shouldn't be able to survive. It's a euphoric feeling."