Hundreds of Naval Academy freshmen marked the end of the school year by taking part in a slippery tradition: climbing a 21-foot monument slathered in 50 pounds of vegetable shortening in the annual Herndon Monument Climb at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Here, energetic scenes from this year's ascent on May 21, 2018.Alex Wong/Getty Images AND THEY'RE OFF! Alex Wong/Getty Images ULTIMATE TEST
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