Britons struggle to walk up icy hill in Swanage

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

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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.

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

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Apparently it involves a deal with God.

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

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Pesonal Sisyphus Syndrome

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

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Oblig.

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it reminded me of this too!

Mute and maximise the left-hand vid.

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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:

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

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

Who are the Britons?

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Totally needs Bolero, excellent!

wondering what lizzie yarnold would say

The people who didn’t vote for Author?

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

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Reminds me of…

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