-110C

That's the new lowest temperature I have experienced so far, and I guess it's pretty safe to say that I wont experience anything colder, ever. -110c is almost twice as cold as it is in the South Pole in the winter.

Me and the Mrs. spent some time in the Haikko Manor. Besides manor, they also have a spa. And in addition to the normal activities you can have in a spa, they have what they call "Super Cold Cryo Treatment". It consists of three rooms, first having the temperature of -30c, second is -60c, and the last one is -110c. You walk through the first two rooms (so your body can adjust to the extreme cold) and then spend three minutes in the last room. And you are wearing just slippers, gloves and your swimsuit.

Let me tell you something: that temperature is something totally unreal. I don't know how they make it so cold, but it apparently involves liquid nitrogen. When I first heard that you only spend 3 minutes in -110c, my initial thought was "What if I want to spend more time there?". But 3 minutes is the longest period of time you could do. I actually thought about leaving sooner, but since I had told the Mrs. that I can do it easily, I stayed there. Man can take the pain, but not the shame. Well, I got a diploma to prove that I did it.

They instructed us to "breath in through your nose, and out through your mouth". And that worked for about 20 seconds, then my nostrils started to freeze. So I had to breath in through my mouth. But you can't really breathe air that is so cold, so you just gasp for some air and hope for the best. It was so cold that it actually felt like burning. It was like million needles sticking in to you at once. I could feel and hear my heart pumping. You can't really move that much, since that would make the air move, and that would make it even colder. You just stand there with adrenaline pumping through your veins.

All in all, it was a great experience, and I'm looking forward of doing it again.

2 comments:

dr witmol said...

1) You're mad
2) I can't believe you out-blogged me

Janne said...

"1) You're mad"

And proud of it :). I would do it again in a second. But I think I have to be content with the coldwater-pool in the local swimming-hall. The water has a temperature on +4 degrees. The sensation of coldness is quite different, since air and water transmit heat in a different way.

"2) I can't believe you out-blogged me"

Well, I did take a longish hiatus from blogosphere, so I had quite a bit of catching up to do.