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Stuck in Vermont: Winter Dipping With Katharine Montstream and the Red Hot Chilly Dippers 

Episode 632

Published February 11, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. | Updated March 22, 2021 at 3:34 p.m.

Katharine Montstream has been painting Vermont landscapes for more than three decades, and her iconic images and greeting cards are beloved by many. Over the past three years, Katharine has developed a new winter hobby: dipping regularly into the icy waters of Lake Champlain. When the pandemic began, she started plunging more often, almost daily. Katharine documents her teeth-chattering adventures on the Instagram page @redhotchillydippers and is often accompanied by friends who embrace the cold.

Eva followed along with Katharine on a few chilly swims in Burlington and visited her Soda Plant studio to learn about the connection between her two favorite pastimes.

Music: Japhy Ryder, “Self Set Sail,” “Can’t Do It” & “You’re Alright”

This episode of Stuck in Vermont was supported by New England Federal Credit Union.


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Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger

Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger has been making her award-winning video series, "Stuck in Vermont," since 2007. New episodes appear on the Seven Days website every other Thursday and air the following night on the WCAX evening news. Sign up at to receive an email alert each time a new one drops. And check these pages every other week for insights on the episodes.

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