Iceman (2015) - Documentary about Wim Hof who climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namibian Desert with no water and proven – under a laboratory setting – that he's able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will

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13 Jan 2018 13:42 - +2265
I once worked an 8-hr shift without drinking a cup of coffee
13 Jan 2018 13:15 - +842
>Hof claims that his Tibetan-based breathing method can help with or help alleviate symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, clinical depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, cancer, etc. I bet mainstream medicine will never accept that breathing prevents death. >Wim Hof has been blamed by relatives of four men who separately drowned in 2015 and 2016 when practising his breathing exercise. Oh fuck.
13 Jan 2018 13:01 - +527
I don't even want to walk my trash to the can 25 feet from my house when it's 32 degrees outside.
13 Jan 2018 12:52 - +381
Is their any proof that he climbed Everest in shorts? Whether he can or can't influence his nervous system and immune system It seems unlikely that he can stop his skin from dying to the cold of Everest.
13 Jan 2018 12:57 - +126
He was also Mavericks wingman
13 Jan 2018 12:53 - +103
If anyone is interested there is a really good podcast where he talks about a lot of this in depth. [JRE #712](
13 Jan 2018 13:27 - +89
This again?!? This gets posted so often, and everytime it's shown that this guy is misrepresenting himself and is basically a fraud. Christ, stop posting this.
13 Jan 2018 14:09 - +63
The website you've linked is cancer. Why couldn't you just link the YouTube vid directly?
13 Jan 2018 13:04 - +61
"The Kilimanjaro expedition of 2015 didn’t go as well as the company of Hof ( was trying to let the world believe in their press release as I had set out in January last year (‘Iceman’ Wim Hof over the top). In Koud Kunstje the expediton is also mentioned and in the book Hof corrects the claim that they reached the summit in almost the same words as he used on Twitter to answer my question. However on (the website on which I had written the original Dutch version of that blog), we were contacted by one of the participants of this expedition who told us that the expedition had been even far less succesful than we had already reported. Not only had a lot of the participants who didn’t make it to the edge of the crater shown clear symptoms of altitude sickness, but a big part of the group had to be evacuated off the mountain by car because of their poor physical condition. Among those Wim Hof himself, who had been exhausted and had been suffering from injuries to his feet."
13 Jan 2018 13:43 - +18
Under laboratory setting.....that means nothing at all.
13 Jan 2018 13:50 - +15
13 Jan 2018 14:20 - +15
I read this was total shit somewhere on reddit and this is just one of those over hyped sensational things people keep posting
13 Jan 2018 13:52 - +14
This guy is a fraud
13 Jan 2018 14:25 - +14
As someone who has watched this, those claims (like he climbed Everest in shorts) are a bit misleading IIRC. What he did was pretty incredible, but don't take the power away from his story by inaccuracies and half truths
13 Jan 2018 13:44 - +12
He can even suck his own dick.
13 Jan 2018 13:40 - +11
Yes but Kim Jung Un climbed the tallest mountain in the world in leather shoes
13 Jan 2018 14:21 - +10
For perspective here, he was walking around one of the Everest camps in nothing but shorts. He didn't *summit* Everest in just shorts. Not that I've ever done anything close to what he has accomplished, but let's keep it real.
13 Jan 2018 14:21 - +10
This is probably his son posting this to make money off their business. This is kind of bullshit in my opinion. It pops up very routinely.
13 Jan 2018 13:17 - +9
That seems like a hell of a thing to do on a wim.
13 Jan 2018 14:01 - +8
Pull that shit up Jamie.
13 Jan 2018 13:30 - +7
I can’t stop biting my nails but this fucker can control his nervous system AND immune system? I feel like he got game genie and I need to blow to get my shit to work sometimes.
13 Jan 2018 13:23 - +6
Just finished a book about Wim by Scott Carney called "What doesn't kill us." I also started out pretty sceptical but now I'm taking cold showers every few days because why not? I'm interested to give his method a shot. Not that I'll be running up some mountain anytime soon. Thanks for the link.
13 Jan 2018 13:22 - +3
Look up the Wim Hof method of Mysterious Universe on YouTube. Extremely interesting to listen a guy who basically studied under him. Goofy Ausies is also a plus. Edit: Got less lazy here's the link
13 Jan 2018 13:57 - +2
I'm fairly certain I heard him say that he was going to teach people to do this.
13 Jan 2018 14:31 - +1
He climbed ON mount everest but was never remotly close to summiting.
13 Jan 2018 14:54 - +1
I'll say this every time this is posted... This dude is extortionary yes and has achieved many things yes, but he is also pretty delusional about his abilities and a total hack in some ways. for example taking people money to cure them of cancer with his "Tibetan-based breathing method" or than spending time in cold water basically gives you superpowers...
13 Jan 2018 15:16 - +1
I watched a show where they stopped him from running in the snow because he was gonna lose his feet. Turns out he couldn't actually do anything that he claimed.
13 Jan 2018 14:43 - +1
Every time this guy is posted on here, people eventually point out that he's a fraud uy and large
13 Jan 2018 14:39 - +1
Does anyone notice that this video is posted with this same title a few times a year, and is almost always upvoted to the front page real quickly? Something fishy going on.
13 Jan 2018 14:42 - +1
I used to have Tourettes, and I can confirm that this can be done. I was able to suppress it into remission.
13 Jan 2018 14:38 - +1
His [Wikipedia page]( only credits one study that he actually did: > A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America claims that by consciously hyperventilating, Hof can increase his heart rate, adrenaline levels and blood alkalinity ...which doesn't sound like he can "influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will." His main achievements are just breaking records - maybe no different than other people like David Blaine or whoever. In fact, reading more about him on Wikipedia he seems a bit like a huckster: > Hof claims that his Tibetan-based breathing method can help with or help alleviate symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, clinical depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, cancer, etc.

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