Dead Sea Swim - a world first

An international group of Open Water swimmers will swim across the Dead Sea on November 15, 2016.

Why? - To draw attention to this unique place!

Located in the Syrian-African Rift Valley, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth; its surface is 414 meters below sea level. It is the world’s saltiest large water body -- its salt concentration ten times higher than the Mediterranean. The entire basin is a spectacular landscape characterized by high mountain cliffs, deep canyons, and green oases, which are in stark contrast to their dessert surroundings.  The basin is the home of rare plants and wildlife including leopards (already greatly diminished), Ibex and hundreds of bird species (including the globally threatened Lesser Kestrel and Griffin Vulture). It is a cradle of human culture with sites of high value for the three monotheistic religions Islam, Christianity and Judaism such as Mount Nebo, the Qumran caves, the Baptism site of Jesus and Islamic fortress of Karak. The region is a unique, world-recognized location for medical and health treatment due to the Dead Sea’s mineral composition, the medicinal mud, the hot springs, and the climatic conditions.

Where would the swimmers sleep?

On November 15th 2016, EcoPeace is sponsoring a 1st 

How do they arrive to the Dead Sea?

On November 15th 2016, EcoPeace is sponsoring a 1st 

Who can swim?

On November 15th 2016, EcoPeace is sponsoring a 1st 

Who can swimWhat’s going to be the pace?

On November 15th 2016, EcoPeace is sponsoring a 1st 

Where would the swimmers sleep?

On November 15th 2016, EcoPeace is sponsoring a 1st 

How do they arrive to the Dead Sea?

On November 15th 2016, EcoPeace is sponsoring a 1st 

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