KIKI BOSCH
National Geographic Traveller (UK)|January/February 2021
Without a wetsuit or any apparatus, Kiki Bosch free-dives in the world’s coldest waters — a healing therapy she turned to after a sexual assault
NORA WALLAYA

How do you plan an adventure?

I find myself drawn to places that have a raw beauty, where you can be immersed in the pure force of nature — like Iceland. You can experience all the seasons in one day; it’s beautiful to observe. Silfra, in Thingvellir National Park, was the first place I ever dived in cold water. Here, you’re literally swimming between two of Earth’s tectonic plates. On one side, you can touch America, and then the other side, you’re touching a plate of Europe. It brings everything — especially the human body — into perspective.

How has adventure helped you to tackle personal trauma?

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