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Mountain Climbing, Upside Down, Underwater, on an Iceberg

Risking decompression sickness instead of altitude sickness
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Tow a small iceberg to a large coastal city. After signing the release paperwork, thrill-seeking participants with alpine axes, crampons and rope can clamber up the icy facade or also don scuba equipment to climb down towards the submerged summit.
FarmerJohn, Nov 11 2004

Under water rock climbing http://www.halfbake...r_20rock_20climbing
must have inspired me [FarmerJohn, Nov 11 2004]

Iceberg diving http://scilib.ucsd....llery/gallery3.html
Beautiful images..... [normzone, Nov 12 2004]

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       Nice. I'm trying to think whether there's some logical inverse of a flag which would be planted on the bottom of the iceberg.
hippo, Nov 11 2004
  

       Didn't know you could tow an iceberg. if that is so, +   

       Welcome back FJ!
dentworth, Nov 11 2004
  

       Plummet to the summit!+
cromagnon, Nov 11 2004
  

       Cold on top, cold underneath. Brrrrrrrrrr. [+]
wagster, Nov 11 2004
  

       Since you're towing icebergs anyway, please enable Ice Fishing in the Tropics
theircompetitor, Nov 11 2004
  

       If only you could swim back down from the top of real mountains.   

       [hippo] How about a golf hole?
stupop, Nov 11 2004
  

       Whadaya mean there's no sherpa?   

       I heard of some divers in the frozen zone who would play under-ice soccer. The bouyant ball is compelled to stay against the underside of the ice. The divers stand [float] upside-down against the ice and kick the ball with their finned feet. I'd love to try it.....
normzone, Nov 11 2004
  

       The summit (er, bottom) wouldn’t be visible until you are right on top of (er, almost below) it. Nice effect.   

       After months of intense physical training and failed attempts, Rocky finally climbs all the way to the summit. In the midst of celebrating he realizes that he is not in better condition, the mountain is smaller. Doh!
Shz, Nov 11 2004
  

       Risking much more than that as well. +
sartep, Nov 12 2004
  

       Only if I can go, holding a fellow bakers hand.
blissmiss, Nov 12 2004
  

       Good to see you back, [bliss]
david_scothern, Nov 12 2004
  

       The name alone deserves bunning. [+]
DocBrown, Nov 12 2004
  

       Good one, FJ. +   

       I suppose the iceberg is bound to melt - surely at some point it'll reach a size where the weight of the diver moving down the underside will actually cause the icebergette to roll, so that instead of climbing, the diver is just rolling the 'berg towards himself, forming a kind of infinite icy treadmill. At least until his air runs out and he drowns.
lostdog, Nov 13 2004
  

       That sounds like an Alanis Morissette song title to me...
blissmiss, Nov 14 2004
  

       Wonder if you could toboggan back down/up it?   

       Will the tow line be used to anchor it so you know which way is up?   

       Oh, and since we're towing iceburgs to the tropics, will it be towed inside a dracone, so we can harvest the fresh water for ritzy bottled water companies with logos like "You've climbed to the bottom of the bottle..."
ye_river_xiv, Dec 21 2006
  
      
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