[FROM THE ARCHIVES] Amber Under Ice
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟯 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
Depression is a debilitating illness and the therapy that Amber Fillary (49) found in cold water has been a lifesaver. After spending most of her youth in and out of rehabilitation facilities, battling addiction and an eating disorder, Fillary has finally found the one place where she’s able to live in healthy harmony with herself and find mental wholeness – under the ice. Freezing waters beneath thick ice have become her place of peace and the source of fulfilment and achievement as she sets out to break one world record after another. Carte Blanche met Fillary in Cape Town after setting the record for the longest horizontal swim under ice on a single breath wearing just her costume and a pair of goggles. Currently waiting out Germany’s lockdown, she continues training for an underwater breath-hold Guinness World Record attempt in Egypt this coming November, as well as the men’s under-ice record at the end of February next year in Norway.