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Yuichiro Miura, 80, becomes the oldest to scale Mount Everest. Miura explained his attempt to scale Everest at such an advanced age: “It is to challenge (my) own ultimate limit. It is to honor the great Mother Nature.”

Yuichiro Miura, 80, becomes the oldest to scale Mount Everest. Miura explained his attempt to scale Everest at such an advanced age: “It is to challenge (my) own ultimate limit. It is to honor the great Mother Nature.”

1 year ago
Vertigo
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Smith Journal
2 years ago
The credits include a message which explains that the Black Diamond harness used in the opening scene was specially modified so that it would fail.

The credits include a message which explains that the Black Diamond harness used in the opening scene was specially modified so that it would fail.

2 years ago

Fred Beckey, the early climbs.

2 years ago
Dent Blanche, versant nord. – North Side. (via Mister Crew)

Dent Blanche, versant nord. – North Side. (via Mister Crew)

2 years ago

Kitchen bouldering. I feel like I”m going to be one of those “bad dads” that lets his kids do stupid/awesome shit like this.

2 years ago
990000: niels.breve
2 years ago

On September 11, Richard Drew was also covering the Fall Fashion Week. He rushed to the site, where he captured the dramatic pictures of the people jumping out of the towers. In most American newspapers, his photos ran once and were never seen again; the memories of “jumpers” were so heartrending, their plunges so traumatic and their suicides so stigmatic that officially and journalistically, they ceased to exist.

In official records, nobody had jumped; no one had ever been a jumper. Instead, people fell or were forced out by the heat, the smoke and the flames. A decade on, this denial still holds. The 9/11 Museum will consign the story of the jumpers into a hidden alcove, and there is widespread reluctance to DNA-identify the remains. In that sense, the jumpers were modern unknown soldiers, and their pictures, the photographic equivalent of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We will never know truly their motives, but retellings of the jumpers’ stories were at best a measured alteration of history, and a signal of many such revisions to come, as politicians and pundits continue to hijack the narrative and legacy of 9/11. (via)