This Backpack Lets You Climb Up Any Wall

This Backpack Lets You Climb Up Any Wall


a vacuum backpack with suction gloves

Utah State University’s “Ascending Aggies” team recently won first prize out of 33 teams in the US Air Force’s contest to get four soldiers over a very tall wall. It’s the lead climber that’s the tricky part, see. The Ascending Aggies’ solution was to build a Personal Vacuum Assisted Climber (PVAC). It’s stunning how well that thing works.


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