Wim Hof 

Meet Wim Hof, aka The Iceman.

Wim is a Dutch-born world record holder, adventurer, daredevil and researcher. The Iceman is best known for his preternatural ability to withstand extreme cold. Perhaps more significant and compelling is his experimentation and experience with specific and teachable breathing techniques. Through his Wim Hof Method Wim asserts that he can “turn his own thermostat up” and consciously activate his sympathetic nervous system by using his mind.

Get a grip on some of the amazing things this holder of more than 20 world records has accomplished:

  • shirtless adorned in nothing but shorts, Wim scaled above death zone altitude (22,000 ft) on Mount Everest;
  • barefoot, shirtless and again in nothing but shorts, Wim completed a full marathon above the polar circle in Finland;
  • he summited Kilimanjaro in less than 2 days, again in nothing but shorts;
  • above the polar circle, he swam a world record 66 meters under a meter of ice;
  • he can sit in an ice bath for almost 2 hours; and
  • in 2011, he ran a full marathon in the Namib Desert without water