â€œIn general … it is the whole unexplored territory,â€ Jordan Flesner said, describing the allure of freediving in lakes in Alaska. Freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding rather than the use of a breathing apparatus. Flesner was one of the tripâ€™s original planners.
After spending the summer free diving in lakes across the region, Alex Fancher, another group member, wondered why it had to stop in winter.
â€œPeople donâ€™t come to Alaska for the easy road,â€ Fancher said. â€œDivingâ€™s no different. Life that you see (in the mountains) continues down there.â€Read Anchorage Daily News
â€˜It felt like I was the first person to step on Marsâ€™: Anchorage free divers plunge into icy Rabbit Lake