Bob Salem is considerably of a modern-day Sisyphus. However nuttier.
In contrast to the Greek legend who was condemned to roll a boulder up a hill for eternity, Salem goals to push a peanut up Pikes Peak. Along with his nostril. By selection.
Salem will embark on his Pikes Peak peanut push on July 9, and intends to achieve the 14,115-foot summit on his fingers and knees by July 17.
In line with a release from town of Manitou Springs, Salem will use a “contraption taped to his nostril” to roll the legume up the 13-mile lengthy Barr Path. He’s making the try in honor of town’s a hundred and fiftieth anniversary on the base of the 14er.
Inconceivable because it sounds, the journey to shell and again has been achieved earlier than ― not as soon as, not twice, however thrice.
That file fell in 1963 when a 21-year-old rock and roll musician named Ulysses Baxter made the push in simply eight days. Baxter enlisted the assistance of a big picket salad spoon, which he taped to his nostril, a newspaper photo taken as he neared the summit exhibits.
For the curious, a previous pusher’s peanut is positioned, completely, on the Manitou Springs Heritage Heart and Museum: