No, I won’t do it. Wim Hof’s book is a great one and will inspire you to do what he says to a point. However, when he talks about climbing mountains wearing no pants or shirt I have little or no interest.
Cold showers are just fine. I might even do a cold plunge if the opportunity presented itself, but when I hike I don’t just want to be covered up, I need to be. This is true especially in the summer months when it would be warmer as supposedly easier. That’s because of my allergic reaction to Mosquito bites! Now I would be safer in the winter cold with snow and ice because they stay away then, but four or five hours in the cold doesn’t inspire me.
Wim Hof trains people to climb in the cold. Maybe that is what I would need before was ready to give it a try on my own. I could fly over to his location and take his course. There are people here in the United States that teach his method as well. So that is a possibility.
The method includes three main things. Cold, breathing and mindset. I think I would need a huge change in mindset. I would need lots of practice in “setting my intention.”
Hiking with almost no clothes in the cold would surely be out of my comfort zone. That is supposed to be a good thing. Get outside your comfort zone the self help folks tell you. Always be stretching yourself. Push your limits. Dream big and set goals to achieve them.
It all sounds very good, but hiking in the cold is not a dream of mine. I would need some more convincing. Hof says that after doing the breathing is the best time to “set your intention.” That intention might be to climb up a mountain with no shirt, but it won’t be mine. Not yet. My guess is you would need some in person training before you should even try to attempt something like that unless you like frost bite.