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Comment 5 by Mark Ribbands

I’m assuming something of the Devil’s advocate position, but is it acceptable for extreme sports-people to expect others to subsequently endanger themselves in rescue attempts?

While there are always a few idiots, most people who take part in extreme sports as a serious hobby take a great deal of care by way of training and preparation to reduce the chances of getting into trouble. They also insure themselves to cover rescue and medical costs.

And many of the people who work for rescue services will be extreme sports enthusiasts themselves. For example, all mountain rescue workers will, obviously, be mountaineers themselves.

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 08:57:23 UTC | #946529