Dutchman uses ‘mind over matter’ to endure freezing temperaturesThe Dutchman is an eight-times world record holder for his ability to withstand sub-zero temperatures.
The 52-year-old completed a half-marathon in Finland two years ago in -20C (-4F) temperatures while wearing nothing but shorts.
The daredevil also spent 73 minutes and 48 seconds immersed in an ice bath in 2008.
His friend, photographer Henny Boogert, has compiled a record of Mr Hof’s feats after meeting him in Amsterdam more than 25 years ago doing naked yoga in the snow.
Henny said Wim was a regular in the parks of Amsterdam in the middle of the winter often sitting in freezing lakes reading a book.
The pair have travelled to polar ice caps, vast glaciers and a giant freezer where they played chess.
‘Wim has trained his body from an early age and he is a strong believer in mind over matter,’ Mr Boogert added.
Source: Metro News
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