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Stuff I Like to Watch, but Will Never Do

I’m not a sports girl. I have a very low tolerance for being sweaty, or cold, or wet, or sore. I rarely push my body to do anything particularly strenuous… and I’d be perfectly happy living in a constant temperature of 73 degrees.

But, some of you who know me well, know that I’m a nut for most things Everest. Man vs. mountain: which will prevail? I love seeing all the geared-up, people in the prime of their life doing feats of human strength and endurance that are both amazingly impressive and shockingly stupid.

Tonight, I branched out a ways from the Himalayas and I checked out a documentary called Higher Ground from the library. It isn’t linked on IMDB, and it is not a Warren Miller film (though he has a lot of extreme sports movies with that name… but this film isn’t in that series.) Anyway, it’s a good little documentary. I am just amazed by these folks, and the nature is no wimp either… there are lots of shots of falling rocks, falling ice, a few shots of falling people.

Somebody did a cheeseball YouTube Video with various moments of the movie. Here’s the link. If this shoddy YouTube video gets your interest piqued, seek out the feature length video… it really is good.

Meanwhile, I might as well be clear: I will never, ever, do anything that daring or impressive. Climbing? Me? Nah. Maybe the climbing wall at REI, but that’s about it.

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