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2011-10-03 16:54:24
In defence of Samo!
Think I posted about my own little scrapes earlier. Was reminded of this issue over the weekend, flicking through McFarlane's excellent "Mountains of the Mind", in which he explores our fascination with mountains and addresses we we do things in disregard of the dangers, or even perhaps because of the danger.

Now I fully accept the point made by Simon, it is not acceptable to press on and create a risk to third parties, particularly when you are going against the advice of those parties. You are a burden on them in doing so. On the other hand I fully understand why someone may wish to press on. McFarlane quotes John Ruskin at length who considered the thrill of danger and thought it was a necessary part of lifes experiences, I will search out the full quote but McFarlane himself sums it up with the old adage "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger".
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