Wigald Boning (55) does a lot of sport, whether swimming, running – or hiking naked. "I am tenant of a hut in the Zillertal together with other people. We are very lucky that this hut is very remote, so that you can study nude hiking for yourself in peace," he says in an interview with Judith Rakers (46). on the Radio Bremen talk show "3nach9". His "personal theory" is that "due to global warming, climate change and a long-term change in moral concepts, nude hiking will be able to attract a majority."
For Boning, sport is "a kind of mindfulness practice. When I'm on the go, the best case scenario is that the inner monkey isn't audible," he says. The word "sport" bothers him, then "one immediately thinks of competition," explains Boning. "It's not for me at all." The 55-year-old simply "likes to exercise in the fresh air".
He also deals with hiking in his new book, which will be published on October 4th: In "The Pedestrian" he deals with the philosophy of hiking.