The "ice man" WIM Hof, conquering mountains in shortsPictolic
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Most people endowed with supernatural powers, are unable to rationally explain the nature of his gift. But not famous Dutchman WIM Hof, whose remarkable ability to tolerate extremely low temperatures was nicknamed "the Ice man". He is convinced that his achievements available to everyone. A couple of years ago it came a journalist, confident that the records of the Vim setup. He intended to write a revelatory story, but after a few lessons wandered through the snow almost without clothes.
WIM belongs to a number of official world records. In 2000, he swam about 60 meters under the water of the lake is covered with ice.
After a few years in Finland, the Arctic circle, ran a full marathon at a temperature of 20 degrees below zero. In shorts.
In 2009, two days climbed to the top of Kilimanjaro. In addition to the shorts, he put on his shoes from his attempt to climb Everest unsuccessful due to frostbite of the fingers.
Visu takes not only cold but also heat. In 2011, in search of new sensations, he ran 42 kilometres in the Namib desert. Not the greatest achievement if you take into account that in the way the Dutchman had a drop of water.
Vim periodically appears on the pages of the Guinness Book of records, repeatedly renewing his achievement for the duration of stay in the ice "bath". Until it stopped at around 1 hour and 52 minutes.
In April, the "Ice man" will be 60 years. Many in this age become regulars clinics, swallowing handfuls of pills. Bad ecology, stress, viruses, external factors, deteriorating health, abound. But Vim calls all this excuses. The cause of our diseases, he believes, lies in the fact that we broke off contact with his own body and have forgotten how to listen.
Experts believe the Dutchman phenomenon. Vim shrugs, calls himself a perfectly ordinary man, and says that his "superpowers" are subject to everyone. The champion has released a book which described in detail the developed technique, called "the Inner flame", and also posted online a series of video tutorials.
"All you need is to control your body with the help of reason, tells Vim. — I created a method, the components of which — the breath, the right attitude and cold. It optimizes the connection between the body and the mind."
Some records Visu seem to be a forgery. One of these was the American journalist Scott Carney. He came to Holland, agreeing to undergo a crash course learning the technique of "Inner fire".
"The first day I stood with bare feet in the snow just 5 minutes, and then there was a terrible pain — wrote Scott, when he came home. — However, on the second day after the practices of breathing with WIM I stood for 20 minutes. On the third day — 45. Vim and then took us to the ice waterfall, and we were meditating on the bench until the snow around us is completely melted from the heat of our own. In the end we are 8 hours walking through the snow, being shod and dressed only in shorts. And despite the icy wind, I was hot."
Sensational material failed, but during training, a journalist noticeably lost weight and got rid of long-standing health problems.
"Everyone can do it, says WIM Hof. — You just become an alchemist of your own body. Just try it. Inhale and exhale".