Leonardo DiCaprio seems to have acquired a taste for the gruelling living conditions he dealt with in his most recent award-winning film The Revenant. Now, the actor actually plans to spend $95,000 (£66,000) to embark on a survivalist adventure in the icy region of Lake Hovsgol in Mongolia.
Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson will guide DiCaprio trough the 10-day trip and work to push him to his limits. "When I do these trips, I take people out of their comfort zone in terms of the inner journey and get them doing things they normally wouldn't do. If you push your limits, the reward will be much higher. It's going to be amazing," he said of the expedition.
The adventure will include staying in a yurt, riding horses and hunting with hawks. However, a bit of Hollywood comfort will also make its way to Mongolia in the form of a personal chef along with instructors. The Wolf of Wall Street actor secured the winning bid for the trip at an auction hosted by the American Foundation for Aids Research.
Following the filming of The Revenant, which was done in well-below freezing conditions in Canada and Argentina, DiCaprio called it one of the most difficult roles he has ever done. "I can name 30 or 40 sequences that were some of the most difficult things I've ever had to do," he told Yahoo! Movies. "Whether it's going in and out of frozen rivers, or sleeping in animal carcasses, or what I ate on set. (I was) enduring freezing cold and possible hypothermia constantly."
However, the hardships seem to have paid off with the actor already bagging a Golden Globe and a Bafta, with hopefully his first Oscar at the award ceremony on 28 February.