Georgios’ Personal Webpage

February 17, 2017

Dear Friends You can now visit and contact Georgios at his personal webpage With our best wishes. The Ice Water Fire team

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Public Speaking

June 2, 2016

  The past year has been a busy one for Georgios, whereby, in addition to his long hours in his medical jobs he continues to be active in public speaking. It has been fantastic to receive invitations to be a keynote speaker in a number of events from a variety of sectors. With every talk […]

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Video footage of Georgios’ Marathon des Sables

May 26, 2016

Throughout the race in the Moroccan Sahara dessert, Georgios was followed by a professional film crew. The collaboration resulted in securing breathtaking shots and inspiring videos, all which are in the process of being appropriately utilised. We will keep you updated on this venture. Thank you for your ongoing support.    

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Happy New Year! Georgios and the Opwall Trust featured on Journal Magazine’s New Year Issue

January 16, 2016

We would like to wish all of our friends and supporters a Happy New Year. Georgios was interviewed for the New Year’s cover issue of Lincolnshire’s Journal Magazine. He gave its readers an insight on what it took to complete the Ice Water Fire challenge. His support for the OpWall Trust and the ever so fruitful environmental work […]

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Georgios Awarded Honorary Lecturer Post at the University of Thessaly in Greece

December 27, 2015

Georgios has been made an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Thessaly in Greece. He will teach on the topics of Extreme Environment Physiology and Expedition Medicine at the Master’s of Science course in Military Fitness and Wellbeing.

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Georgios speaks at International Rural Medical Conference in Scotland

October 17, 2015

  Georgios was invited to be a keynote speaker at the International Rural Medical Conference in Fort William, Scotland, at the end of October, 2015. He spoke on the topic of Human Physiology when exposed to Extreme Environments and its relevance during the Ice Water Fire project.    

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Georgios on the List of the ‘Greatest Watermen in the History of Open Water Swimming’

August 19, 2015

The World Open Water Association has included Georgios on the list of the Greatest Watermen in the History of Open Water Swimming. “A significant honour to be part of that group. Such recognition can only bring on motivation in pursuit of further challenges, in and out of the water!”

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Georgios and Opwall Trust in Lincolnshire Echo

May 31, 2015

  Follow the link to read the article published in Lincolnshire Echo

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‘Ice Water Fire’ and Opwall Trust on Men’s Running Magazine

May 30, 2015

  Follow the link to read the article about the ‘Ice Water Fire’ project outcome on Men’s Running Magazine; printed version due on next issue.

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Georgios and Opwall Trust on Geographical Magazine

May 29, 2015

  Follow the link below to read the article published by Geographical Magazine.

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Thank you

April 24, 2015

    The Marathon des Sables turned out to be a roller-coaster of an event during which I had to overcome adversity to get to the finish line. In doing so I proudly carried with me the Opwall Trust’s environmental message. I would like to thank everyone who stood by me throughout this amazing journey in pursuit […]

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‘Ice Water Fire’ Success!!

April 17, 2015

Georgios has successfully completed the Marathon des Sables! In doing so he has now become the first person in world history to complete the Ice Water Fire challenge. Thank you to everyone for your tremendous support all this time. More information, and stories (!), from Georgios and his Marathon des Sables journey will follow in […]

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Follow Georgios on Facebook during the Marathon des Sables

April 2, 2015

Follow Georgios on his official Facebook Page. There will be daily updates including videos and photographs posted by his team members in the Sahara. Facebook:   Georgios-Ioannis Tsianos

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Just Hours Before the Start of the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert!

April 1, 2015

The time has finally arrived! The 30th edition of the Marathon des Sables starts this Sunday, April 5th at 9am local Moroccan time. Georgios is ready, and healthy (!), to undertake the long awaited running challenge in pursuit of the Ice Water Fire project. Georgios will proudly promote and spread across the globe the Opwall Trust’s values and ideals […]

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Filming of Georgios’ Marathon des Sables

March 15, 2015

  Mark Gillett has been recruited to capture on camera Georgios’ Marathon des Sables efforts in his pursuit of completing the Ice Water Fire project. Mark is the creator of SuitCase Media & Productions and has an extensive, and impressive, background in filming and photography. Mark’s collaboration with Georgios is expected to create breathtaking images […]

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Human Physiology Research during the Marathon des Sables.

March 9, 2015

Georgios, along with human physiologists Dr Andreas Flouris from the University of Ottawa in Canada, Professor George Havenith from the University of Loughborough in the UK and a number of scientists from the University of Thessaly in Greece, have started their data collection for the purposes of their scientific research plans. Dr Andreas Flouris and […]

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Public Launch of the ICE WATER FIRE project

March 6, 2015

On the 26th of February the Ice Water Fire project was launched at The Royal Geographical Society in London. The attendees had the opportunity to hear about the story and the goals behind the Ice Water Fire project. Georgios presented the project, answered various questions including ones pertaining to his preparation, the scientific research which […]

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Georgios’ Training Update

February 11, 2015

The last 2 months have been rather challenging for Georgios in his preparation for the Marathon des Sables and particularly so under the recent harsh weather conditions here in the UK. The windy, rainy and snowy conditions are the exact opposite of what Georgios will face in the Sahara! However, his spirits are high and […]

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Can carbon protect rainforests?

January 29, 2015

The United Nations ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in developing countries’ (REDD) scheme is a system involving payment to developing countries with remaining intact forests by developed countries (with high greenhouse gas emissions and high reduction targets). This aims to reduce deforestation and degradation rates which contribute to around 15% of global annual GHG […]

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Announcing our Newest Team Member, Scientist in Human Physiology, Dr Andreas Flouris

January 19, 2015

Andreas is an Assistant Professor in Human Physiology at the University of Thessaly and an Adjunct Professor in Environmental Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He studies the mechanisms through which the human body adapts to extreme environmental stressors. He is Georgios’ scientific and research advisor and will be joining him in the Sahara in […]

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Introducing Craig Barton and Darren Barnes-Heath: Helping Georgios prepare for the Marathon de Sables

January 5, 2015

Darren Barnes-Heath, Chiropractor, and Craig Barton, Personal Trainer and Nutritional Advisor, have collaborated with Georgios for over a year now in order to better assist his preparation for the Marathon des Sables. Here’s what they have been doing. Darren As a chiropractor I aim to improve the way my clients move and how they coordinate […]

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Carrageenan Pilot Plant Reaches Final Planning Phase

December 12, 2014

Extreme overfishing is one of the most pressing impacts on Indonesian coral reefs, but local economies and food security are based on this important natural resource. Viable alternatives to fishing are few and far between, and the economics of available options tend to be biased towards a handful of individuals rather than the local producers […]

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