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Ernst Bromeis had to stop the BWT Lake Baikal ex­pe­di­tion due to health rea­sons

On 11 July 2019, Ernst Bromeis began his 900-kilo­me­tre swim across the full length of Lake Baikal in order to raise aware­ness of water as a re­source and the re­duc­tion of plas­tic water bot­tles.

He ex­pect­ed to ful­fil his mis­sion with­in two months dur­ing the Siber­ian sum­mer. After 10 days, Ernst Bromeis suf­fered health is­sues and, due to ab­nor­mal­i­ties in his heart rate, he de­cid­ed to can­cel the ex­pe­di­tion.

With his de­ci­sion to swim the en­tire length of Lake Baikal, Ernst Bromeis chose a nat­ur­al set­ting that could not have been more sym­bol­ic. There is no bet­ter sym­bol to raise aware­ness of water as a re­source.

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Lutz Hübner, CMO of the BWT Group, said that with his many years of per­son­al com­mit­ment to water Ernst Bromeis is a role model for lots of peo­ple and BWT was de­light­ed to be his Lake Baikal ex­pe­di­tion part­ner. That he has had to stop the BWT Lake Baikal ex­pe­di­tion on health grounds is a great pity and ex­treme­ly re­gret­table.

"Nevertheless, the state of physical health of our athlete, who is also father of a wonderful family, is much more important than any expedition could ever be."
Lutz Hübner - CMO
Lutz Hübner also points out “that it goes without saying that we still have to act now!” And BWT will not stop to demonstrate against plastic waste and is working daily on perfect product solutions for so called Bottle Free Zones.
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