National Geographic : 1935 Aug
(0) National Geographic Society TWO MUST HOIST FOR ONE TO TOSS When the caber is upright, the competing Samson picks it up, balances it during a short run, then heaves it end-over-end for a record. Tossing the caber has long been the most distinctive of Highland sports. Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams TO STEADY HIMSELF,HE SPIKES HIS FEET TO THE EARTH When throwing the hammer, this sturdy Scot whirls itaround his head by the wooden handle, thenhurls itasfarashecan. He does notspin on his feet, as do college boys just before they release thewire-cabled hammer.