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A study on risk perception in climbing (analogous)

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Id write a similar hit piece to the one that started the drowning moral panic about "dangerous mountain climbing behavior" and "how good climbers fall".....

but then it would get taken seriously and the whole state of Colorado would get shut down.
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Not to mention they -absolutely- proved brain damage from altitude in recent studies...

so im wondering... wheres the people calling for a stop to mountaineering?

Remember, someone can slip, fall and die within minutes with absolutely no one around to rescue them in the freezing cold up here... disappearing in the snow...
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Very interesting article on risk perception thanks lots for sharing!

Thanks, i know its a bit off topic for the whole board but im trying to draw an analogy here and point out the ridiculousness of this new American movement to not even teach swmming underwater because its too dangerous and "de-normalize" it even when 90% of the cases hyped up could have been prevented with real education and not the same old right wing abstinence garbage. This would drop the odds of drowning to less than lightning.

Im expecting the US Swim Team to come out next year in floaties.
Also, this study shows by analogy that indoor pools and traditional lifeguarding are probably a false sense of security.

I know it would cost these people their precious money but im all for a "one up, one down" lifeguarding system at a pool, especially because if someone has an incident on the surface they too can disappear underwater in the manner Griffiths likes describing. also, in case of any incident, a guard would be in the water already.

Maybe an underwater camera system?

But im sure even that wouldnt be enough for some people.
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