It’s an annual rite of passage at the U.S. Naval Academy: the Herndon climb. Hundreds of plebes scramble to climb a greased up monument to replace a freshman’s hat with a midshipman’s hat.
He reached the top of the mountain in the NFL, but an old foot injury will prevent Ray Lewis from reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
In the four years they spend at the Naval Academy, midshipmen not only get a great education but they are immersed in centuries of ritual and tradition.
Washington National Cathedral is opening its central tower, which sustained significant damage during last year’s August earthquake, for one day to visitors.
A teenager who fell while climbing an outdoor rock wall at a Christian retreat center in western Maryland appears to have suffered only minor bruises despite initial concerns that he had a head injury.