Meet Icelandic Freediver Kiki Bosch, the Toughest Woman on the Planet

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Freediving is cool. Some people are way into it. But would they be as into it if they were from Iceland? Or had to do it in freezing-cold water? Meet Kiki Bosch, a cold water freediver who plies her trade in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. “When you’re in the cold, your mind shuts off,” she says. “You go back to experiencing the moment you’re in.”

The water where Bosch works is around two degrees Celsius, or 34 degrees Fahrenheit, just above freezing. And she hardly wears anything. She just uses her mind. Which is one of the most powerful tools we have.

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