Ask The Fiddler #5: Acrophobic Seeks Advice

Filed under: Satire

fiddler-75Editor’s Note: Ask The Fiddler is a lifestyle advice column that aims to remedy more chaos and confusion than it creates. Questions may be submitted to us here at Art of the Prank, and good luck.

Dear Fiddler:

I”™m trying to make a good impression on this lady who is wild about mountaineers. Trouble is, I”™m afraid of heights. Can I prank my way into her heart?

Vernon in Georgia

Dear Vernon,

Well, my fearful friend, have we got a mountain for you! It happens that in the strange but true file we”™ve discovered what just may be the right molehill to meet your needs. It”™s a genuine, certified mountain, reportedly the world”™s shortest peak.

View from the Summit-425

Mt. Wycheproof, a granite outcropping stands 141 ft. above the surrounding outback plain in the Victoria region of Australia. The mountain is said to be five miles shorter than Everest. In comparison, you would be at a greater height crossing some bridges, for example the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, at 186 ft.

There you go. The trip up and down would be a walk in the park, but it would earn bragging rights. Maybe there”™s a rent-a-Sherpa on duty, you could get a picture

Yours truly,

The Fiddler

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