Christian Redl, extreme freediver and holder of the world record for diving under ice with a depth of 200 feet, has decided to test his limits once again. Placing his fantastic experience of extreme freediving at the service of science, Christian Redl has joined the Gokyo project, which will reach its culmination from 6 to 27 October 2012.
The six 203 feet depth Gokyo Lakes a sacred shrine of both Hindu and Buddhist philosophy are situated in Nepal at an altitude of between 15’400 and 16’900 feet and are the world’s highest freshwater lake system.
Here in October, the conditions will be extreme, as everywhere in the Himalayas. The cold, wind and snow, water temperature and altitude become life-threatening challenges. With barely 14% of oxygen in the air the blood thickens, cutting off the supply to the body’s vital functions.
At this altitude, walking and ascending summits become superhuman tasks. Freediving will therefore be a gigantic challenge that Christian Redl will have to overcome in this experiment where pulmonary oedema would prove fatal. Planning every detail, undergoing rigorous training and supported by a team of experienced scientists, he will subject himself to real-life tests to evaluate the transformation of his metabolism during freedives at this high altitude.
More than ever, Christian Redl needs a diver’s working tool to achieve success in his Gokyo project. The new Iceman II Limited Edition gives him reliability and technical prowess, as well as a modern and sporty design. Edox stands by Christian Redl for this new impressive and fascinating world record attempt.
ICEMAN II LIMITED EDITION Technical Features:
Functions: Display of hours, minutes, seconds, day and date, chronograph.
Calibre: Edox 103, based on Ronda 5021.D
Finishes: 316L stainless steel, black PVD coating
Bezel: black ceramic, red numerals and markings
Water resistance: 1000 meters / 100 ATM / 3000 feet
Dial: Deep sea black with red markings
Crystal: scratch-proof and glare-proof sapphire crystal
Strap: structured black rubber, 316L stainless steel buckle, engraved Edox logo
Limited Edition: 203 pieces worldwide (Gokyo Lakes have a depth of 203 feet)