You've reached the top of Mount Everest when the unthinkable happens - you start experiencing hypothermia. What happens if your hypothermia progresses? First, you become disoriented. Then, you get naked. What?!
It's true. The phenomenon of taking your clothes off when freezing to death is called "paradoxical undressing," and it's an extremely common behavior for people dying of hypothermia. Disorientation definitely comes into play here, but what's the real reason for disrobing? You actually feel hot... hot enough that stripping naked seems like the only logical option.
In the videos below, hear the science behind hypothermia and paradoxical undressing, as well as expert prevention and treatment methods.