Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman

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Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to use meditation to stay submerged in ice for 1 hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature changing. Since then, he’s climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water and proven under a laboratory setting that he’s able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will.

Almost everything Wim has done was previously thought to be impossible – but he’s not a freak of nature.

To demonstrate that any human can learn his methods, Wim offered to teach Matt Shea and Daisy-May Hudson to climb a freezing cold mountain in their shorts without getting cold. But when Matt and Daisy signed up for the training, they had no idea that the so-called Iceman was planning to lead them on a psychedelic journey across Europe that circled the chasm between science, spirituality and mystery.

Sally Donatello – Photographer

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  1. One wonders if the couple that made the climb in shorts would be able to do it so easily again without the presence of Wim. He provides a lot of encouragement and support along the way, and the desire not to fall short in his eyes would be a strong motivator. Interesting stuff.???

  2. There's also a woman in Russia that wears only dress and high heels in Winter, which can be a much lower temperature than Everest! Humans are powerful, it's all in the mind

  3. Way to go! Some people are very lucky enough to turn into a great business and brand something that others had been doing , but in silence and amateurishly.

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