Britons struggle to walk up icy hill in Swanage


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/15/britons-struggle-to-walk-up-ic.html


#2

Living in the Northeastern US, I sympathize!

I suppose that they don’t get ice often enough to be equipped for it? This time of year, I pretty much have a pair of Microspikes or Hillsounds in my backpack all the time, With spikes on, I’d cruise right up that.


#3

i wonder what’s so great about the top of that hill?


#4

Apparently it involves a deal with God.


#5

Took a whole lot of tr-y-in’, just to get up that hill!


#6

Pesonal Sisyphus Syndrome


#7

How can we be sure they’re not just trying out for a Japanese game show?


#8

Oblig.


#9

it reminded me of this too!


#10

Mute and maximise the left-hand vid.


#11

They’ve made the rookie mistake of walking the wrong way on one way ice. No excuse for it, it’s clearly signposted.

My favourite walking-uphill-failure video is:


#12

Micro Spikes! The cold weather backpackers friend… and I suppose, the city dweller’s ice laden street companion.


#13

Is the fact that it’s Swanage part of the joke? I don’t get it.


#14

Who are the Britons?


#15

Totally needs Bolero, excellent!


#16

wondering what lizzie yarnold would say


#17

The people who didn’t vote for Author?

king-britons-didnt-vote-for


#18

Swanage? Sounds like fake news, probably ice walking actors.


#19

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#20

Reminds me of…