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'Iceman' is buried in snow for 13 minutes

By T.K. Randall
February 14, 2020 · Comment icon 4 comments

You definitely won't want to try this at home. Image Credit: YouTube / The Siberian Times
Daredevil Oleg Rezanov's most recent stunt saw him being buried in snow with no protective clothing.
The 47-year-old, who hails from Kaliningrad, attempted the extreme feat of endurance outside in Yakutsk in temperatures as low as -32C while a crowd of spectators and reporters looked on.

Wearing nothing but a pair of shorts and with a towel covering his face, Oleg lay down in a hole dug into the snow and ice covering the Lena River before volunteers shoveled more snow on top of him.

Once he was totally buried, they even poured water over him so that it would freeze into more ice.

In total, he lasted 12 minutes and 52 seconds in his snowy tomb before emergency personnel quickly moved to dig him up. Incredibly, he was able to stand up almost straight away.
He explained that during the stunt he had been in a kind of trance.

"I inhaled twice when they buried me," he said. "I don't remember further. I heard sounds periodically, very far away. But when they said '12 minutes', I heard that clearly."

"I was shocked that I coped. I am satisfied with the result. Nobody believed this could be done."

"By testing myself, I study what a human can achieve. I want to understand who I am, why I am here and what my future path is. It is testing that gives me an understanding of who I am."



Source: Siberian Times | Comments (4)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye 4 years ago
Now that's what I call a "cold" heart...  ~
Comment icon #2 Posted by Crikey 4 years ago
She's probably gone cold on him
Comment icon #3 Posted by Chaldon 4 years ago
That's no big feat. It is a feat, I mean, but not that big: Vladimir Arsenyev wrote how some of the Taz people, who accompanied him in his travels, were sleeping all night through outside the tent when it was -20C cold, having the upper half of body completely unclothed, with their backs covered in snow. When he first saw his Taz companion "warming his bones under the Moon" (as the local proverb says), he thought he got frozen to death, he approached and started to rouse him, but the Taz awakened, opened his eyes with the eyelashes covered in frost, just shook away the snow from his naked back... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 4 years ago
I've swam in 0.9C temperature water for 25 minutes with just swimming shirts on. I wasn't in a trance. I didn't do some breathing exercise. It wasn't easy but it wasn't a huge feat either. 


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