10Foam Pits and TrampolinesThe Need to Grow

The idea is to improve the man, not to reach the top of mountains. Climbing only makes sense if you consider the man.

—Walter Bonatti

“Don’t worry about it.” At least that’s what Lt. Kermit Tyler told the radar operators who had picked up an unusually large mass on his screen heading toward Oahu. It was shortly after seven o’clock in the morning on December 7, 1941, that Lt. Kermit Tyler, a U.S. Army fighter pilot, received the phone call from a nearby radar station. It was Lt. Tyler’s second day on the job at the tracking center, and he had little understanding of radar. The one young serviceman who originally spotted the planes was still getting used to his first day on the job. Mistaking the mass ...

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