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Adventure Series: Justin Fornal – The Great Arctic Swim and the Deadly Ice Maze

02/16/2023 @ 1:30 pm

Thursday, February 16, 2023
1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Hilton Mystic
MSM Members $15; General Public $20
MSM Member Series Pass $40; General Public Series Pass $55

International explorer, author, and extreme athlete Justin Fornal shares the challenges he and his team faced attempting the first nonstop swim from Canada to Greenland across the Nares Strait in August 2022. The deadly ice maze “with icebergs as large are buildings” caused Fornal to shift course. This test of endurance resulted in his achievement of the first ever long distance swim of the Nares Strait. Fornal and the team plan to return in 2023 to complete the full swim.

Justin Fornal is the expedition swimmer for the Great Arctic Swim and is dedicated to telling the story of the arctic and its inhabitants. He is also the host of “Unexplained and Unexplored” on the Science Channel. Learn more about our speaker at

About the Series: Adventure Series connects audiences with individuals who have extraordinary maritime stories to tell. This year’s series will take place in the Cutter Room at the Hilton Mystic, with the exception of the April 21 program which will be held in the Masin Room at Mystic Seaport Museum. Hilton Mystic is located at 20 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355.

MSM Member Series Pass $40; General Public Series Pass $55
To purchase tickets for the entire series, select either the afternoon series pass or the evening series pass by Thursday, February 16. Series passes and individual program tickets can be purchased online or by calling the membership department at 860.572.5339.

The Adventure Series is sponsored by StoneRidge.



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