Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica

quote [ At fifty-five, Henry Worsley began a solitary trek that became a singular test of character. ]

Out across the virgin snow
[SFW] [travel] [+5 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:45amGMT]

Comments

dolemite said @ 4:14pm GMT on 7th Feb [Score:2]
I'm obviously not ready for the internet this morning...the first thing I thought when I saw the thumbnail was that someone had photoshopped one of those Easter Island heads to look like David Letterman.
Taxman said[1] @ 4:26pm GMT on 7th Feb
It's not finished yet!

steele said @ 5:04pm GMT on 7th Feb
Is that not Hellboy?
Ankylosaur said @ 11:09pm GMT on 7th Feb
GET TO THE AUTOGYRO!!
hellboy said @ 12:38am GMT on 8th Feb
It was frozen solid in the polar ice when I got here!
cb361 said @ 10:07pm GMT on 7th Feb
TLDR: He dies.

I am of the opinion that human endeavours like this are selfish, unless you don't have anybody in the world who loves you. So what, if your loved ones have given you permission? You are still weighing their pain on the scales, against what you want.
dolemite said[1] @ 10:47pm GMT on 7th Feb
Strongly agree. I don't know about the guy in this article but I remember hearing about a world-reknowned bareface rock climber who died in a climbing mishap leaving behind a 5 year-old daughter. The only tragedy I could see was that the little girl in question had an irredeemably selfish cunt for a dad and now had to go on with no dad at all.

On a similar note (and at the risk of offending a few fans) I was not sad when Paul Walker died. Just glad that nobody outside his vehicle had to go with him. Also glad that mainstream public sentiment failed to get the street where Walker's fatal accident occurred named after him.
eggboy said @ 12:25am GMT on 8th Feb
Dependants yes. You've chosen that responsibility, so be Responsible. But you shouldn't be held hostage by other people's reliance on you outside that. How many clingy girlfriends or helicopter parents stop people from trying their suicidally stupid attempst at greatness? Go get em tiger.
microbio said @ 7:54pm GMT on 8th Feb
It's the same as when someone chooses to smoke, or eat lots of fats, or uses lots of salt on their food, or cross the street with a red lignt, and so on.

We all do things that put our lives in danger all the time.
Taxman said @ 9:01pm GMT on 8th Feb
I think they’re referring to easily avoidable things, like extremely dangerous hobbies. (Skydiving, bare face rock climbing)

If you choose to have dependents, maybe, just maybe, these are things you’re going to need to sacrifice.
donnie said @ 11:20pm GMT on 7th Feb

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