Toronto man becomes 1st Canadian to swim across world's highest navigable lake

Posted In: News Date:May 17th, 2019

Robert McGlashan has managed to do something nobody from this country has ever done.

Last weekend, according to the company that organized the crossing, he became the first Canadian to swim between two islands in Lake Titicaca, the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world.

On Saturday May 11, against a backdrop of snow-capped mountain peaks, the Toronto lawyer spent two hours and 26 minutes crossing a 7.5-kilometre stretch in the middle of the famous waterway that straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes mountain range.