The woman who swims inside icebergs 在冰山裡游泳的女潛水員

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The woman who swims inside icebergs 在冰山裡游泳的女潛水員

學習要點

有關 「extreme sports(極限運動)」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

How does Jill Heinerth deal with extreme fear?

文字稿

A lot of people think I’m some sort of a fearless adrenalin junkie. But I’m not fearless, I’m scared all the time.

很多人認為我是個無畏的 「腎上腺素迷」。但我不是無所畏懼,我一直都很害怕。

I have led the team to be the first people to go cave diving inside an iceberg. And we did that in Antarctica – so far away from help that there’s certainly no one around to rescue you if something goes wrong.

我帶領團隊成為首次進入南極洲冰山內部洞穴的潛水人。因為那裡離救助站太遠了,所以如果出了什麼問題,肯定沒有人會來你。

And during those dives inside this unbelievably dangerous and shifting environment, we got pinned down by a ripping current that was like trying to walk against a hurricane-force wind except there we were under water, underneath an iceberg, trying to swim against a current that was too strong to make any headway to get out of this ice cave.

在這個極其危險和不斷變化的潛水環境中,有一次我們被急流擋住了去路,那就像試圖在颶風級別的大風中行走,唯一不同的是我們在水下,在冰山下,想方設法在急流中游泳,但水流太急,無法游出這個冰洞。

I’ve learned to deal with fear – terrifying, mind-numbing fear. So it’s really important for me to just stop, take a very deep, low breath.

我學會了對付恐懼——可怕的、使人大腦麻木的恐懼。對我來說,停下來,深呼吸是非常重要的。

These caves that I get to swim in are like museums of natural history. They hold evidence of global climate change. They contain the remains of civilisations that are no longer here on Earth and even the bones of paleo animals that are now extinct.

我去過的這些洞穴就像自然歷史的博物館。它們 存有全球氣候變化的證據。洞穴裡有在地球上已不存在的文明遺蹟,甚至還有現已滅絕的舊石器時代動物的骨頭。

So, these environments are beautiful. They’re wondrous and they have so much teach us about science. I don’t know what a retirement would look like for me because I’m already doing the things that I love to do every day. I know it is a dangerous endeavour that I’m involved in. But I don’t see any near, you know, end to what I am doing.

所以,這些環境是美麗的。他們很神奇,他們也教會了我們很多科學知識。我不知道退休對我來說意味著什麼,因為我每天都在做我喜歡做的事情。我知道我做的是一個危險的嘗試。但是,我在做的這件事情沒有止境。

詞彙

adrenalin junkie 喜歡參加危險、刺激的運動和活動的人

rescue 救援,營救

shifting environment 不斷變化的周圍環境

mind-numbing fear 讓人大腦麻木,無法正常思考的恐懼感

dangerous endeavour 危險的嘗試

問題答案       

She stops and takes a very deep, low breath.