Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman


When you first look at Wim Hof, he looks just like any other ordinary man, yet he’s able to perform extraordinary superhuman feats like no other.

Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he was able to show his ability to control his body’s temperature using meditation while staying submerged for 1 hour and 53 minutes.

Since then, he’s proved his superhuman abilities by climbing Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, finished a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water while proving every step of the way that he is able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system.

By now, you might be thinking Hof is just a freak of nature, but to prove that anyone of us can learn his methods, Wim offered Vice correspondents Matt Shea and Daisy-May Hudson the opportunity to learn his meditation technique while putting it to the test when he takes the pair climbing up a freezing cold mountain in their shorts.

Matt and Daisy accepted the Iceman’s offer and set off to Amsterdam where the pair trained for two weeks before hiking up Poland’s frigid Mount Sniezka. During the psychedelic journey the pair learnt how to unlock their subconscious response allowing them to regain control over their body, and the fear not to live fully.

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