Date: 2017-11-15 22:10
“He always did acrobatics,” said his sister, Elaine Bush of Nashville, one of several family members celebrating with him in Harpers Ferry his wife, a daughter and son-in-law, and two grandchildren also came. “He was always in the limelight, because he was unusual and he did unusual things.”
Mourners carry the body of 69-year-old Mohamed Sami al-Dahdouh, a Palestinian youth from Jabalia who was killed in clashes with Israeli forces east of Gaza City
“He wasn’t really expecting to be rescued any more. He had sort of given up,” he told Oberösterreichische Nachrichten newspaper.
“I feel euphoric!” he said. “I keep thinking, is someone going to come out of the woodwork and say, 'Uh-uh, I hiked it last year. and I was 88' - but no one has stepped up and said that.”
Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa arrives ahead of his inauguration ceremony to be sworn in as president in Harare
A German mountaineer was saved at the last minute in a dramatic rescue operation in the Austrian Alps after being trapped in freezing temperatures for five days.
Sanders takes 85-inch steps, so he figures he took 9,675,756 steps for the hike. Along the way, he passed tens of thousands of white blazes that mark the trail. When he passed the last one on Thursday, he stopped, took off his cap, and kissed it.
These days, virtually every type of outdoor gear—from backpacks to trail-running shoes—is getting lighter and tougher, making off-the-grid adventures more comfortable and easier to enjoy.