Yes, he literally took the plunge... not into marriage, but into the icy water at the North Pole!!! Brrrrr... I get goose pimples just imagining the scene!
Itís 2:36 p.m., the air temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but the water temperature is 29 degrees.
Anywhere else, the water would be ice at 29 degrees, but here, the salt water is not frozen, but soon I will be.
The challenge by the crew to take the polar plunge is at its core silly, but alas, why not be foolish just for a moment.
And thatís what it turns out to be: a moment.
I surprise myself and am able to actually get in a stroke or two before heading right back to the ladder and climbing out. A Russian crew member meets me with a shot of vodka. I donít taste it, and it doesnít warm me up.
VIDEO: Kerry Sanders takes the 'polar plunge' (external - login to view) My body tingles and every inch of skin feels as if it were pulled tight.
As I walk away, my feet hurt, perhaps because my blood has stopped flowing all the way to my toes.
Who would like to go next???