Sorry..the train comment was aimed at the emergency services that have to clear up the death scene.... I'm sure that climbing without ropes must give them a high respect for the dead person in front of them!!!
And I'm pretty sure Cave Divers use safety lines, Base Jumpers more often than not have some sort of Parachute and TT riders generally wear Leathers etc etc
In my job its all about Risk Assessment, and Control Measures.....can the risk be controlled or removed? and if my family aren't going to get a call to say that i'm in hospital.
When you've seen guys end up with half a brain because of a fall involving a head trauma and then cant support they're family or play football in the park with they're son, you do start to look at things slightly differently.
OK so these people are skilled, but ultimately every time they climb there is a VERY HIGH risk of them dying, and ultimately it doesn't just affect them, it leaves a mass of hurt and pain behind.
Like I said...just my opinion....
"If you're in control, you aren't going fast enough."
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