National Geographic : 2006 Feb
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback Mountaineers cross the gap between limestone spires in Italy's Dolomites. ALPS Hanging InThere The names of these climbers are lost to history, but the photographic record of their feat-a 7,000-foot-high "Tyrolean traverse" rope ride from one pinnacle to another in the Italian Alps-lives on as published in the August 1913 issue of the GEOGRAPHIC. "Some idea of the difficulties of rock work can be formed from this picture," noted the photo's caption in the magazine. "The least mistake in swinging between the two peaks means instant death." -Margaret G. Zackowitz E-GREET A FRIEND with this image or other Flashback photos, in Fun Stuff at ngm.com/0602. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN00279358)IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 114517THST.NW,WASHINGTON, DC200364688.$34.00AYEAR FORU.S .DELIVERY, $6.00PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDLING). INCANADA, AGREEMENT NUMBER 40063649,RETURN UNDELIVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX4412STN.ATORONTO, ONTARIO M5W3W2.UNITEDKINGDOM NEWSSTAND COVERPRICE£3.75.PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAIDATWASHINGTON, DC,ANDATADDITIONAL MAILING OFFICES. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESS CHANGESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002,TAMPA, FL336633002.MEMBERS: IFTHE POSTALSERVICE ALERTS USTHATYOUR MAGAZINE IS UNDELIVERABLE, WEHAVENOFURTHER OBLIGATION UNLESS WERECEIVE ACORRECTEDADDRESSWITHIN TWOYEARS.