Garo Nalbandian

A hard day’s climb. Reich, Shanks and Shukron (from left to right) savor their “conquest” of Warren’s Shaft as they relax outside the entrance to the Gihon Spring. Though their accomplishment was a negative one—proving that the shaft could not be used to draw water and that it did not provide entry into Jerusalem for David’s general—they nevertheless reenacted a feat performed by only a handful of people, including the 19th-century explorer Charles Warren, if not Joab.