Will you take on the Ice Challenge?

We invite you to join us in tropical Thailand from December 18-20, 2019 with the legendary Iceman Wim Hof! We challenge you to help raise funds to ensure peaceful coexistence between wild elephants and people by taking on the Ice Challenge Fundraiser!

The Ice Challenge Fundraiser is a unique three-day event with some amazing activities facilitated by Wim Hof, the world’s most inspirational Iceman, such as breathing exercises, ice baths, cave meditation, yoga on the beach and live music. On day three we will help the local community to plant trees for elephants and join the rangers on a safari to spot wild elephants in their natural habitat. We will be camping on the idyllic Sam Phraya beach in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park.

Please join Wim Hof, Laura Hof, Environmental Activist Fallon Loves Nature and BTEH’s founder Antoinette van de Water and sign up for the Ice Challenge Fundraiser! Book your spot today for this opportunity of a lifetime where you will not only have a transformative experience but you also help secure the chances of survival of elephants. Together, we will create a world in which people and wild elephants can coexist in harmony!

3 days event
– Wim Hof & BtEH Ice Challenge Fundraiser
– Thailand, Sam Phraya beach in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
– Date of arrival: December 17, 2019
– Event dates: December 18-20
– Date of departure: December 21, 2019
– Accommodation, meals (vegetarian.vegan) included
– Transfer Bangkok – location December 17 and December 21 included
– All activities of the Ice Challenge and Elephant safari included.
Full program
– Participants donate and/or raise to a minimum amount of 1.099 Euro
– More information? Please e-mail 
– Start your Ice Challenge crowdfunding page? Please e-mail 
– Take on the Ice Challenge? Sign up!

“Sleeping is crashing wholeheartedly into another great world. Most of my best sleeps have been in outdoor situations. Why is that? Real sleep comes with real fatique. I make sure we will sleep like angels. Dreams.” Wim Hof

All the proceeds of this event will go to Bring the Elephant Home!
With your support, we can achieve eight goals for the survival of Asian and African elephants (click on the icons below to read more about the goals). It is our mission to improve the chance of survival for elephants worldwide. We deeply believe in the involvement of local communities, students, scientists, governments, rangers, and everyone who values nature conservation. Bring the Elephant Home is engaged with communities in three regions of Thailand, and funds from this event contribute to project completion with our newest community partners near Kui Buri National Park, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, one of the main priority areas for Asian elephant conservation. At this site, your support contributes to the first four goals: planting and caring of trees to increase suitable habitat, installing beehive fences to prevent crop-raiding, community workshops and the establishment of a community coexistence centre. Together, these goals will make sure that people and elephants can live together in harmony!

All the proceeds of the Ice Challenge will go to these eight goals (click here for the percentage per goals and a short description):


The Ice Challenge Fundraiser raised amount so far:

How the Ice Challenge Fundraiser got started!
Fallon Loves Nature first fell in love with the elephants in 2016 while on a Walking Tree Travel eco-volunteer expedition in Thailand. She was 17 at the time and wanted to travel with a purpose. While volunteering with the community in Thailand, she learned about the human-elephant conflict through Bring the Elephant Home. Fallon Rabin: ”This sparked my passion to help do more to save our elephants and to keep them wild and free. I met Wim Hof the “Iceman” while attending his Spain expedition and I’d discovered his passion to save the elephants too. He has blessed me with this amazing opportunity to partner with him to help the elephants. Together with BTEH, we are teaming up to save the elephants and our connection with them and nature! Please join us and take on the Ice Challenge.” Fallon Rabin, Environmental Activist

How can you join?
Participants are asked to donate and/or raise to a minimum amount of 1.099 Euro – $ 1,199 – 36,000 THB. Secure your spot, donate now! Do you want to receive more information before you register? Are you interested in sponsoring the Ice Challenge Fundraiser with your company? Or in one of the VIP packages exclusive with Wim Hof? Please e-mail: Support@bteh.org.

Learn more about Wim Hof and his method?
Over time, we as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature and we’ve forgotten about our inner power. This is the ability of our body to adapt to extreme temperatures and survive within our natural environment. The Wim Hof Method is based on this principle. Would you like to learn more about Wim Hof, the Iceman? Please visit the Wim Hof Method website or download the WHM app. On his website you can take a free mini class, a short and sweet introduction to the three pillars on which rests the Wim Hof Method: breathing technique, controlled exposure to cold, and cultivating the mindset that allows you to optimally leverage these two powerful forces of nature. Follow Wim Hof on Instagram.
Please inform yourself about the Wim Hof ​​method before you sign up. In particular, read the terms of use (B, 1-4) on this page of Wim Hof’s website.

Learn more about Bring the Elephant Home?
Bring the Elephant Home aims for an ideal world where elephants can roam in the habitat that they deserve. A habitat where ecosystems are balanced, where elephants and people can live in harmony, and where tourism fully respects the wild character of these majestic creatures. If no one pursues this ideal, nothing will ever change and it will be too late for this intelligent and crucial species! Learn more…

Take on the Ice Challenge!
– Secure your spot, donate now!
– Do you wish to raise funds & secure your spot? E-mail: support@bteh.org 
– Crowdfundingpages: Dylan JagielloTracey Snape Richard Turner

Ice Challenge Fundraiser: program information

December 18-20, 2019, Thailand
Arrival date december 17 * Departure date December 21
maximum capacity event: 100 participants

Tuesday December 17: Arrival of participants – setting up camp – dinner

Day 1: Wednesday, December 18

Morning: Welcome and introduction * Explanation by BTEH founder Antoinette van de Water: why this event is so important, the value of elephants, our community-based approach * Introduction to the Wim Hof Method and Guided breathing * Breakfast * Prepare for the ice bath!
Afternoon: The first Ice Challenge! * Short discourse about the experience with Wim Hof * Lunch * Talks and booths: Human-elephant conflict mitigation, elephant & marine life conservation * Sunset yoga
Evening: Live acoustic music * Drum circle with Wim Hof * Campfire and dinner

Day 2: Thursday, December 19

Morning: Sunrise yoga (optional) * Guided breathing with Wim Hof * Breakfast * Ice Bath
Afternoon: Lunch at Sam Phraya Beach * Drive to Phraya Nakhon Cave * 2km round trip hike to/from the cave * Meditation and breathing on the journey and in the cave * Return to Sam Phraya Beach * Free time to explore the beach, swim, hammocks, chat with Wim and instructors.
Evening: Different stations set up with various speakers * Holistic healing methods (eg. singing bowl, gong therapy) and artistic performances * Fallon and Wim create art piece. possibilities: (sand art, drawing/painting, natural sculpture) * BBQ dinner or buffet dinner with campfire while performances are happening

Day 3: Friday, December 20

Morning: Sunrise yoga (optional) * Guided breathing with Wim * Breakfast * Drive to Kui Buri National Park * Reforestation project, check dam building, chili dung ball making, alternative crop planting/harvesting with local community * Visit BTEH demonstration site
Afternoon: Lunch with local community, guides, community-based wildlife tourism group at Baan Rai Kong Mun Resort (local guesthouse) * History of Kui Buri and this community’s relationship with elephants and wildlife found in the area * Introduction of the Community-Based Wildlife Tourism Group * Living with elephants storytelling * Safari into Kui Buri National Park: wild elephant observation!
Evening: Thank you to local community and guides * Return to camp at Sam Phraya Beach * Dinner/ Wim’s Finale with guitar and songs * Closing speech with Wim, Fallon and BTEH * Campfire and performances at Sam Phraya Beach

Saturday December 21: Departure

Join the Wim Hof and Bring the Elephant Home Ice Challenge Fundraiser!

Participants are asked to raise to a minimum amount of 1.099 Euro – $ 1,199 – 36,000 THB.

Secure your spot at the Wim Hof Bring the Elephant Home Ice Challenge by donating below. Please read the condition prior to making your donation. This event has a maximum capacity of 100 participants.

Do you need to raise funds or find sponsors? Send us an email to start your own crowdfunding page or if you are unable to donate online. Would you like to participate with more than one person? Please donate according to the number of participants and email us  us the full name and contact details of each participant.

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If you are unable to donate online, please email us the name(s) and contact details of the participant(s) and we will send you a donation request with our bank account details.

Terms & Conditions

  • Accommodation, meals, all activities of the Ice Challenge and elephant safari are included.
  • As a participant, you must be 18 years or older at the time of the event.
  • After receiving your donation, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. We will provide all the details about the program, location and special extra options. Please inform yourself about the Wim Hof ​​method prior to making your donation, and in particular the terms of use (B, 1-4) on this page of Wim Hof’s website.
  • This event is a fundraiser for a Dutch and Thai registered charity, so your donation may be tax-deductible. Please check your country’s tax regulations.
  • Donations for this fundraiser are non-refundable. However, if you inform us in writing (support@bteh.org) that you are not able to join at least 30 days prior to the event, you will be eligible for a refund of 50%. No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, nor failure to attend.
  • Force majeure: BTEH shall not be liable to refund should the event be cancelled due to any cause whatsoever beyond our control.


We will receive your name and account number when you make a donation via our web forms. This personal data is necessary for the processing of your donation and in order to secure your spot. Bring the Elephant Home Foundation will handle all personal data with the utmost care and will not distribute your data to third parties. We will use your data to inform you about our ongoing activities or to ask for your support. Read more about our privacy policy.


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