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Wim Hof – The Iceman who climbed Mt Everest in his shorts

Wim Hof had accomplished world record feats of endurance that beguiles the mind such as:

– Longest Icebath
– Climbing to the top of Mt Killimanjaro in his shorts (2009)
– Climbing 6.7 km(21,982 ft) altitude of Mt Everest in his shorts. (2007)
– completed a full marathon (42.195 kilometres above the arctic circle in −20 °C (−4 °F) in his shorts.(2009)

Wim Hof, Iceman

And many other world record achievements. But what is amazing is that Wim shared that this is all achievable by anyone using the proper breathing method which he teaches in the Wim Hof Method. Wim have also opened himself up to being studied by scientists who observed that Wim’s method seems to allow him to control his adrenal flow and also his autonomous immune and nervous system which in normal humans are untamperable. Wim believes that his system could help anyone overcome depression without the need for psychotherapy.He also proved that he was able to teach anyone within 4 days to achieve similar feat.

I first heard of him on the Tim Ferris podcast Click here where Tim conducted a beautiful interview with Wim.


As my interest in him deepens, I came across this documentary by VICE. Wim offered to teach the journalists 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.

Watch as Wim Hof himself explains his breathing techniques:

Here he is being interviewed by Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience:

Doctors who administered a dead bacteria to Wim and his trainees were astounded to learn that he had proven that its possible to control our own auto-immune response

Wim Hof being interviewed on London Real.