By Jennifer Woodlief
At the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six touring mountain climbers ascended the height of the Grand Teton in Jackson gap, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and shortly an immense electric cost started to construct. because the crew started to retreat from its situation, a sizeable lightning bolt struck and pounded during the physique of each climber. one of many six died immediately, one lay severely injured subsequent to her physique, and 4 dangled perilously into the chasm under. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the tale of the climb, the arriving of the hurricane, and the remarkable rescue via the Jenny Lake Rangers, probably the most skilled mountain climbing search-and-rescue groups within the state.
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Har answered, and laughed: They ran a great risk on one occasion whereof I might tell you more, but you shall first hear the names of more asas. 27. Heimdal is the name of one. He is also called the white−asa. He is great and holy; born of nine maidens, all of whom were sisters. He hight also Hallinskide and Gullintanne, for his teeth were of gold. His horse hight Gulltop (Gold−top). He dwells in a place called Himinbjorg, near Bifrost. He is the ward of the gods, and sits at the end of heaven, guarding the bridge against the mountain−giants.
The head is called Heimdal's sword. Thus it is here said: Himinbjorg it is called, Where Heimdal rules Over his holy halls; There drinks the ward of the gods In his delightful dwelling Glad the good mead. And again, in Heimdal's Song, he says himself: Chapter 8: The Asas 31 THE PROSE EDDA Son I am of maidens nine, Born I am of sisters nine. 28. Hoder hight one of the asas, who is blind, but exceedingly strong; and the gods would wish that this asa never needed to be named, for the work of his hand will long be kept in memory both by gods and men.
He is great and holy; born of nine maidens, all of whom were sisters. He hight also Hallinskide and Gullintanne, for his teeth were of gold. His horse hight Gulltop (Gold−top). He dwells in a place called Himinbjorg, near Bifrost. He is the ward of the gods, and sits at the end of heaven, guarding the bridge against the mountain−giants. He needs less sleep than a bird; sees an hundred miles around him, and as well by night as by day. He hears the grass grow and the wool on the backs of the sheep, and of course all things that sound louder than these.
A Bolt from the Blue: The Epic True Story of Danger, Daring, and Heroism at 13,000 Feet by Jennifer Woodlief