Most people think of the Naval Academy’s annual Herndon climb as a hot, sweaty, smelly slog up a greased obelisk that can last for hours as mids climb up and tumble down.
But it really depends on what kind of music you set it to. The Naval Academy put this video together of Monday‘s climb, set to a jaunty instrumental number.
The class of 2018 went from plebes to midshipmen after one hour and 38 minutes scrambling up the Herndon monument.
In the end, Midshipman 4th Class Javarri Beachum, a 19-year-old Florida native, put an end to it all when he nudged a cover over the top.