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Jan 24, 2013, 10:37 AM

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Re: [milesenoell] Ice climbing and reasonable risk levels
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For me ice climbing is more dangerous than rock climbing. My wife tolerates my rock climbing but would kill me if I went ice climbing.

Her attitude is based on the number of my friends who have died ice climbing, six, from the small number of my partners who ice climb versus no deaths amongst the larger group of my partners who limit themselves to rock climbing. Two of those who died ice climbing had national reputations for their contributions to gear testing and safety concerns. One of these deaths was particularly poignant since the climber had told me a couple of years earlier that he had given up ice climbing upon becoming a father. For various reasons, he was attracted to joining a friend on an easy ice route. Judging the stability of ice can be a problem even for an expert.


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