In late October, RMNB reader Brian S. pinged the crew email and had a very simple request. Brian wanted us to make an I’m With Holtby shirt. I thought the idea was fantastic, so I obliged. In return, I sent Brian and his lovely girlfriend Esther B. free tees.
Earlier in the week, I got a surprise email back from Esther. She sent me photos of her wearing the RMNB shirt while “parahawking” in Nepal. It’s INCREDIBLE.
I had her explain.
I was recently in Nepal for a three-week course through my graduate program in Global Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University based in DC. While in the country, I found out about the opportunity to “parahawk” (paragliding while a hawk, or in my case vulture, lands on your arm) in Pokhara. I jumped at the opportunity and wore my RMNB “I’m With Holtby” shirt during the flight. As much as I was disappointed to miss the recent winning streak here in DC, soaring by the Himalayas while a hawk landed on my arm was a once in a lifetime experience.
Thanks to the folks at RMNB for taking the signs that my boyfriend and I brought to the election night game and turning them into great shirts. Flying above the world was cool, but getting to rep the best goalie and blog in the league made it awesome. Though, at the end of the day, the best thing about it all was not listening to Pierre McGuire for 3 weeks!
This promotional video of parahawking is bonkers.
Thank you, Esther, for sharing this with us. If anyone out there is interested in rocking Brian and Esther’s shirt idea, you can get it here.
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