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One of Wim's world record attempts took him to the North Pole, where he held his breath for about 6 minutes and 20 seconds below the ice. Image courtesy of Innerfire website. Photo by Henny Boogert, check more of her pics at www.boogertfotografie.nl in the links section (click to enlarge).
In January this year, Wim Hof ran half a marathon (21 km) above the polar circle in Finland. He wore only a pair of shorts and no shoes. The ground (snow) temperature was 35 below. In a few months time, he'll try something along the same line on Everest's north side. Image courtesy of Innerfire website (click to enlarge).
Wim can actually regulate his core heat to control the temperature of his skin. Something of a medical enigma, Wim is able to stand cold that could kill or seriously injure other people. Image courtesy of Innerfire website. Photo by Henny Boogert, check more of her photos at www.boogertfotografie.nl in the links section (click to enlarge).
Expedition leader Werner de Jong plans to keep his clothes on. Image from the recent Mont Blanc practice, courtesy of W de Jong (click to enlarge).

Dutch Iceman to climb Everest in shorts: It's all about the inner fire

Posted: Mar 01, 2007 04:17 pm EST

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(MountEverest.net) In January this year, Wim Hof ran a half Marathon (21 km) above the polar circle in Finland. He wore only a pair of shorts and no shoes. The ground (snow) temperature was 35 below. In a few months time, he'll try something similar on Everest's north side. The expedition, led by Dutch Werner de Jong, will try to set a new world record as Wim attempts to climb parts of Everest wearing only shorts. Everest altitude training: Hanging by middle finger between hot air balloonsThis is not your regular stunt. Wim...

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