Monday, October 31, 2022

Day 3725: Climber and Bison.


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8-year-old sets out to become youngest to climb towering El Capitan

If your parents name you “Adventure,” they probably hoped you’d do some adventurous things. Sam Adventure Baker understood his assignment. The Colorado 8-year-old sets out Tuesday to become the youngest person to reach the summit of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park

The journey is expected to take four days “of hanging from your fingers or hanging from your anchors,” Sam’s dad Joe Baker told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday. They’ll camp one night on the top of El Capitan and hike down eight miles on the fifth day. 

Sam Baker was in a climbing harness "before he could walk" his dad said.

Sam and Joe Baker will climb in a four-person team. One person climbs ahead of the others and sets the ropes for the others to follow. His dad said Sam will lead one of the sections, or “pitches,” of the climb.  

Sam has been training to take on El Capitan “every day for the last at least 18 months,” his father said. In addition to physical training, planning how much gear – including 200 pounds of water – to take for the dayslong hike is among the challenges. “You can’t just turn on water, you have to carry it with you.”

Video is below.



 A 2+minute video, 8yr.old climber, here.
Baby bison makes history ...
This big-eyed, bushy-tailed baby is the very first bison calf born in the wild in the UK in thousands of years. Oh, and its very existence can help defend one of the UK’s most iconic counties from climate change. All that in such a teensy, fuzzy package. Its mother was one of three female bison released into the county of Kent, but rangers didn’t know at the time that she was pregnant – until, surprise, the baby bison plopped into their lives just over a month ago. The bison reintroduction is part of an effort to restore their natural populations, which haven't existed in the wild for millennia, but also so they’ll engage in behaviors like tree-felling, which helps reduce the flood risk in local forests. One day, this knobby-kneed sweetheart with enviable eyelashes will grow up to be a hulking bison with a hump and horns. But for now, it’s enjoying its life in the English countryside, unaware of just how monumental its arrival is. And who knows, this little miracle might one day see a sibling: The three ladies and their baby will soon be joined by a male bison from Germany. 
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john said...

One can only hope that the anguish will end soon. I fear not. I hope that the small child will forget the war in the Ukraine. Our memories often do not remember the early years. One can only hope that will the case for this child. :-)

elenor said...

I feel so sorry for this child but also the adult. It's such a shame and tragedy that there is a war in Europe in the 21st century. I never thought this could be possible.

jacki long said...

Thank you, John.I agree. Sometimes our memories are selective and I hope hers will omit this tragedy.

jacki long said...

Thanks Elenor. Yes, men with power often become bullies and greedy?

Anonymous said...

Happy Holloween! Now off on my Broomba!