OK. So the Herndon Climb is an annual tradition at the Annapolis Naval Academy in which the freshmen class, aka “plebes,” climb a lard-covered monument to retrieve the Plebe ‘dixie cup’ hat and replace it with an upperclassmen’s hat, thus graduating into the ranks above freshmen.
But mostly, it’s about a bunch of people with really nice shirtless looking things happening climbing a big wet greasy pole. AN AMERICAN TRADITION.
20. And, for good measure, a few pics from last year’s glorious climb:
GOD BLESS THESE BEAUTIFUL HUMANS AND ALL THEY DO.
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