Man who climbed Everest in shorts can teach you how to control your immune system
WIM HOF HAS submerged himself in ice water for almost two hours without any change in his body temperature, climbed Mount Everest in just his shorts and finished a marathon in the Namibian Desert without drinking any water.
Perhaps his most incredible feat was in 2011 when scientists injected him with a bacterial endotoxin which, in normal humans, would result in a strong immune response causing fever, headaches and chills. Not with Wim Hof though.
Hof is a different kind of daredevil. He certainly puts his life in danger but he does it mostly in extreme cold. He forgoes a jump from a building or a purposely caused car accident for a tub of ice.
however. Hof is the current holder of twenty world records. His self-taught breathing technique apparently doesn’t allow his body temperature to drop like the normal human being, and he is able to withstand extremely cold temperature for unbelievable amounts of time.
In 2012, he was featured on a television show called Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. He was matched up against a guy named Austin and they each sat in a tank filled with ice for twenty minutes. When Austin got out of the tank, it was revealed that his body temperature was four degrees Celsius. During the same time, Hof’s body temperature and heart rate remained completely unchanged. He actually stayed in the tank for about ninety minutes.
It’s completely amazing the things that he can get his body to do and he goes into pretty good detail in the video below. Grab a coat because you’re going to get cold just watching the video!
Hof climbs mountains dressed like some people go to the store
He climbed Mount Everest wearing only shorts and sandals in 2007.
HOF is able to suppress his immune response by making his body secrete adrenalin. Scientists and sceptics had suggested the man may simply be a freak of nature but the same experiment conducted with 12 subjects Hof trained in Poland yielded the same results and he says anyone can do this. He also believes these methods could be used to fend off or help treat a number of disorders and diseases.