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The most dangerous time of your life!!? 18-Mar-2012 At 7:09:11 AM davidn
On 17/03/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 17/03/2012 Useful wrote:
>>if you want to
>>argue that *on average* cragging is more dangerous than mountaineering,
>>show me the data. I promise I'll be persuaded if you can.
>No, that would be idiotic. What I'm saying is that you can't use such
>broad generalisations to make judgements about the relative risk of the
>specific climbing which you are partaking in today...........I mean you
>can if you like, and take comfort in knowing that after you crater, your
>accident will be averaged out by all the people not having accidents on
>rock that day!?!
>If stats are the ultimate word, go lead Immaculate Deception at Booroomba.
>Statistics show that its a completely safe route, with absolutely no injuries
>recorded in 25 years.

Obviously many, many more people climb per day than lead one particular climb at one particular crag in Canberra :P We both know what I was saying, your backpedalling notwithstanding!

Checking the description, when you say lead what you meant was 'free solo'. Is free soloing cragging?!

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