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The Swiss Machine 18-Nov-2010 At 9:53:51 PM MattyB
>Not curious at all. But have a look at what he is doing and where he is
>doing it: climbing the north face of the Eiger, in the middle of winter,
>notorious for dropping stuff on suspecting and unsuspecting climbers alike.

Oh yes, of course, you know this and I know this...! ; )

>Conversely, and check me if I'm wrong, but I believe he WASN'T wearing
>a helmet in his speed ascent on the Nose with Alex Hunnold. Hmm. Is THAT

And correct you are once again... Mind you, that pendulum whipper he took was pretty sketchy... : ) I was just *curiously* musing on the human propensity, for assessing subjective vs objective dangers, which ultimately factor in the decision to wear a helmet. Assuming they have complete mastery over both seems to be a reason for not wearing one. Ueli seems like an interesting study. Climbs Yosemite with a rope, no helmet. Climbs the Eiger no rope, with a helmet.

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