WIM HOF SUCCEEDED TO REACH THE PEAK OF KILIMANJARO WITH A GROUP IN RECORD TIME.

January 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

wim HOF MAKE ITA new world record, the fastest group ascending world’s highest volcano

‘Iceman’ Wim Hof started his climb to the summit (5895 meters) of Kilimanjaro on the 14th of January 2015 with a group of 18 trained people, without any actual climbing experience. He reached the summit of Gilmans point, on the highest mountain in Africa, within 31 hours and 25 minutes. The group walked up to Kibo hut in just shorts and bare torso. The weather had changed at Kibo hut; therefore the group decided to continue with clothing on to reduce the possibility of risk. Doctors think it is impossible, but Wim Hof has proven that altitude sickness can be suppressed in a safe way with the ‘Wim Hof Method’.

Achievements
It is not the first time that Hof has reached the summit of Kilimanjaro. He reached it in 48 hours on 24-01-2014 with a group of 26 participants.

Wim-on-Gletsjer

Wim Hof Method
When the human body exceeds a height of 3000 meters, the risk of altitude sickness will dramatically increase. However, the Wim Hof Method allows the contestant to control altitude sickness. One of the guides did not practice the method and even with being fully acclimatized, he got altitude sickness and had to turn back. The method is characterized by the combination of three components: focus/commitment, breathing, and gradual cold exposure. “More energy, more focus, and general well-being of these are a result of a correct application of the method”, says Hof.

Medical supervision
The temperature at the summit of Kilimanjaro can drop to minus 15 degrees Celsius. It’s no surprise that doctors think it is impossible to climb the mountain in shorts and bare torso and even more so within this time span. The biggest danger is altitude sickness due to the lack of oxygen. According to medical scientists, it is impossible to reach the summit at this pace. For this reason, the group was monitored very carefully. Everybody arrived safely.

Wim-Spain

Wim Hof
Wim Hof was born April 20th, 1959 in the Netherlands. He is known for his notable amount of achievements in extreme cold environments and has 26 world records in his name. He ran a half marathon in his swimming trunks, without shoes, through the Arctic Circle and broke a world record by staying in a container of ice cold water for two hours, without a drop in body temperature.

About ZARA TOURS
ZARA TOURS, founded in 1987, is currently the No. 1 Kilimanjaro outfitter in Tanzania and one of the largest safari operator in the country. Proud to be known as one of the best operators in the region with a reputation for providing an exceptional, unforgettable and safe experience, ZARA TOURS owns and operates two hotels and four tented camps, has 88 safari and climbing expert guides who speak English, German and Spanish, and a fleet of fully-equipped vehicles that take tourists on safari adventures or treks up Mt. Kilimanjaro. ZARA TOURS also runs ZARA Charity, which plays a vital role in the local community by supporting vulnerable groups such as orphans, maasai women group, and more.

www.zaratours.comwww.zaratoursadventures.com,www.zaraproperties.comwww.zaracharitytanzania.org Email: zara@zaratours.com

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