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Or am I?

More images of death-defying, breath-stealing endeavors of possibly crazy people–or crazy viewers.  As I’ve said before:

When I see these photos, I don’t see beautiful nature or glorious view–all I can think of is “Are these people crazy or am I?”  I know I feel if I get within 6 feet of a cliff I will fall over and slip off the edge (falling over is not something I worry about much standing in my living room)  I shift between staring at them in amazement and shuddering with dread at the idea of anyone being where these people have decided to go–at huge effort.

So, are they crazy or do you wish you could join these people in their mighty endeavors?

I understand why this person is standing with his back against the wall, looking terrified.  What I don't understand is how and especially WHY he put himself there.   This 40-foot-long sliver of granite is on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, in California.

I understand why this person is standing with his back against the wall, looking terrified. What I don’t understand is how and especially WHY he put himself there. This 40-foot-long sliver of granite is on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, in California.

 

Summit of the Gross Glockner, Austria

Summit of the Gross Glockner, Austria

Image by Ondrej Hruby

Image by Ondrej Hruby

Mt. Rushmore, USA

Mt. Rushmore, USA

 

Mt. Nimbus, canada

Mt. Nimbus, Canada

 

Banos, Tungurahua, Ecuador. Photo by Andres Altamirano

Banos, Tungurahua, Ecuador. Photo by Andres Altamirano

 Skogafjoss, Iceland

Skogafjoss, Iceland

 

Sky Dinner in Japan.  This would definitely take my appetite away.

Sky Dinner in Japan. This would definitely take my appetite away.

The Dolomites , Trentino alto Adige region Italy.  I guess walking across this cliff wasn't adventurous enough.

The Dolomites , Trentino alto Adige region Italy. I guess walking across this cliff wasn’t adventurous enough.

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Via National Geographic

Via National Geographic

California Redwoods

California Redwoods

 

 

Nepal

Nepal

 ©Matt House on flickr

©Matt House on flickr

 

 Trango Summit in northern Pakistan's Karakoram range was taken from a camera mounted to a remote-controlled helicopter -- a drone

Trango Summit in northern Pakistan’s Karakoram range was taken from a camera mounted to a remote-controlled helicopter — a drone

 

It's not just cliffs that make me squeemish.  I'd never sit under this boulder.  Would you?

It’s not just cliffs that make me squeemish. I’d never sit under this boulder. Would you?

I think these poor people had to brave this bridge.

I think these poor people had no choice but to brave this bridge. Some of them look used to it. Note the people moving something, a rug?

This person could have sat on the other side of the road where I'd be.

This person could have sat on the other side of the road where I’d be.

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Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

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Heavens, the tiny path isn't bad enough.  It's broken.  Camanito del Rey, by Gabirulo on Flickr

Heavens, the tiny path isn’t bad enough. It’s broken. Camanito del Rey, by Gabirulo on Flickr

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Really?  Do you think hard-hats would help?   Photograph by Claudio Campa, Italy

Really? Do you think hard-hats would help? Photograph by Claudio Campa, Italy

I know why no one's crossing this bridge.  Hunza River, Pakistan

I know why no one’s crossing this bridge. Hunza River, Pakistan

This I could almost image attempting.

This I could almost imagine attempting.

Do not miss spotting the climber.  Austrian athlete Mich Kemeter climbs the 300m high Verdon cliffs without a rope or any safety equipment. Durandal route by Alexandre Buisse

Do not miss spotting the climber. Austrian athlete Mich Kemeter climbs the 300m high Verdon cliffs without a rope or any safety equipment. Durandal route by Alexandre Buisse.

crazy, from awelltraveledwomanIf you’re not exhausted from looking at these daredevils, go here for more.

Thanks to:  Most Beautiful Pages, 

Sam Pryor at Pinterest,

and Susan B. T.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Are They Crazy?, 2

  1. I agree with you about this craziness Dusky – some of these photos are almost too scary to look at. I did, however, walk out on that loop over the Grand Canyon – it seemed pretty safe! thanks so much for posting all these wonders.

  2. I felt a tiny bit nauseous today when I woke up—now it has increased by about 5-fold! But the photos are so beautiful, and I have a feeling that the experience outweighs the fear. I’ll stick with the challenge of “what to have for dinner tonight?”, and keep looking at Dusky’s great finds! Lorie Brillinger

  3. I totally feel the same as you, Dusky, towards these pictures. I would be utterly terrified if I were in those people’s positions :O I mean, if they do it for fun (I understand that some people would somehow consider it fun), great, I suppose. But it still freaks me out!

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