‘Iceman’ Runs Up Kilimanjaro, Shatters Record for Fastest Ascent

February 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment

Wim Hof is not really made of ice, but he might as well be. The fifty-five year old extreme sports enthusiast has shattered the record for the quickest ascent up Mt. Kilimanjaro on January 15, 2015.

In a mere 31 hours and 25 minutes, Hof and a group of eighteen other climbers reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which sits at a cool 19,340 feet above sea level.

For the Iceman, it’s just another world record that he’s broken, (#26 in fact) but to us, it’s a feat that’s so impossible we’re still not sure how he accomplished it.

Even scientists aren’t quite sure how his body was able to overcome the strain of the ascent. But they’ll soon have a better idea because Wim is going to run up the mountain again and blood samples will be taken by researchers at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre.

Wim Hof says his ability all stems from his special breathing technique, which he rightly calls The Wim Hof Method. He claims that he can control his body’s thermostat through deep meditation, which allows him to withstand temperatures that would be fatal to nearly everyone else.

Although nobody knows for sure how Wim accomplishes his superhuman feats – he surely keeps proving that nearly anything is possible. He once ran a marathon in the Namibian desert without drinking water and managed to climb Mt. Everest with only a pair of shorts on.

Mt. Kilimanjaro may just be another checkmark on Wim Hof’s list of accomplishments, but for you it could be the beginning of the greatest adventure of your life.

We offer guided tours that will take you to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, but don’t worry; we will not force you to run up the mountain. We would actually advise against it – your safety is paramount to us.

A guided ascent up the mountain can take anywhere from 5-9 days depending on your fitness and experience. Be aware that when you climb faster your chances of reaching the summit decrease – unless you’re the Iceman, of course. Longer ascents are less strenuous, and therefore, the chances of summiting increase.

If you’re feeling up to the challenge of scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro be sure to contact us soon. The dry season is here, which will allow the best conditions for climbing.

But the season won’t last long, so reserve your spot on our guided tours today!

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