One of the mad guides we had in Chile (in Patagonia) got me to jump into the lake by the spa “for fun” (which at about 4-6C, it wasn’t really!).
The next week I was getting one of the American guests to give it a go – we agreed to meet at 6pm at the spa. The Brazilian with us was banned from jumping by his wife, but by 6pm she’d relented. But the young American wimped out.
In the end it was me first, and then the Brazilian – who did a 180 spin! I said it was just like soccer: “The Brits started it, the Brazilians do it with style, and the Americans are nowhere to be seen!”