What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew our Lost Evolutionary Strength
With Scott Carney
Dec. 14, 2017
Donovan Pavilion | Vail
Summiting Kilimanjaro clad only in a pair of shorts may sound insane. So when Scott Carney, an investigative journalist and anthropologist heard about Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof’s unbelievable methods and claims that he could “hack” the human body, he made the trek to Poland to expose this fraud. But in just a few days, Carney found himself changing his mind, beginning a friendship and a new adventure. In “What Doesn’t Kill Us,” Carney chronicles his journey to push himself mentally and physically using Hof’s method of cold exposure, breath-holding and meditation to show how our bodies can thrive when we push them to the limits.
Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. His reporting has taken him to some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. He has been a contributing editor at Wired and his work also appears in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside, and Fast Company.
This program is a collaboration between the Vail Symposium and The Bookworm of Edwards, presented in partnership with the Vail Public Library.