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Living High

One mistake could have cost him his life, but that didn’t stop an intrepid climber from using a technique called a Tyrolean traverse to cross from one peak to another in the Italian Dolomites.

Photographer unknown, circa 1913
From 100 Best Vintage Photographs, 2004

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