London, December 9 (ANI): A Dutch man, whose nine world records include a world record for longest ice bath, has revealed that he loves to endure extreme cold temperatures for fun.Wim Hof, nicknamed "The Ice Man" had in 1999 crossed 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle in an ice marathon - barefoot.
The 48-year-old had set a Guinness World Record for the longest amount of time swimming under the ice in 2002 after he pierced into ice at the North Pole swimming 80meters.
Hof, who has been honing his skills to survive life-threatening temperatures for the last 20 years, revealed that he had discovered his extraordinary talent after having taken a stroll in the park.
"I had a stroll like this in the park with somebody and I saw the ice and I thought, what would happen if I go in there," the Sun quoted him as saying.
"I was really attracted to it. I went in, got rid of my clothes. Thirty seconds I was in and a tremendous good feeling when I came out and since then, I repeated it every day," he added.
The record-holder has now set his eyes on beating his own world record by submerging himself in a Plexiglas container filled with ice at temperatures as low as -20 degrees for more than an hour and 45 minutes. (ANI)