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csproul


Feb 11, 2014, 2:26 PM

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Re: [marc801] Benighted
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marc801 wrote:
The dictionary definition of "benighted" simply means being overtaken by night. There is nothing in the definition about it being unplanned, the duration, or spending the entire night out.
That might be, but I've never heard anyone use the term "benighted" in a climbing context to describe a situation where they a)planned to climb in the dark or b) got caught in the dark and climbed their way out of it that night. Have you? I wouldn't use the word if I was just climbing in the dark or if I just returned after dark. To me, in a climbing context, it implies something more than its dictionary definition.


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