Thursday, January 04, 2007

Olympic Flame to Top Everest

Interesting. The torch will be carried twice to the roof of the world. Once this year in a televised rehearsal, I would assume to make sure the high-altitude torch will work...and again on the world tour of '08 before the Beijing Games.

I find this fascinating, because to me, there is no deeper expression of athleticism (or insanity) than climbing that 29,000 foot motherfucker. If you aren't at your peak performance, you are most likely dead. Hell, even at your peak performance, you might die. That's a sport, right there.

It's about time the Olympic Torch makes the trip.


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