Monday, April 9th, 2012/4am EST~Deltona, Florida USA
Yesterday morning–Easter Sunday–my 24 year old son Thomas woke up and right away started talking enthusiastically about films he watched the night before on Mountaineering. He went on and on and on re-telling unbelievable stories of men who have tried climbing Switzerland’s most dangerous peak–The Eiger–in the Alps.
Apparently over 60 people have died attempting it since the mid-1930′s and if you watch the video here below of the Swiss dude, Ueli Steck, who holds the world record for free climbing The Eiger in only 2 hours and 47 minutes, then you’ll understand why it’s so dangerous. The monstrous thing rises over 13,000 feet straight up into the air and the peak is a razor’s edge! The German’s nicknamed it “Mordwand”, literally “murder (ous) wall” – a pun on its correct title of Nordwand (North Wall).
Oh! The Swiss are so BAD ASS! No wonder they’re stuck up….look at that!…look at him!….look at their land…their government…their PEACEFUL, WAR-FREE COUNTRY!…their Beautiful, super-human men! Be still my heart……