|On 30/05/2013 MattyB wrote:
>I reckon there's a funny double standard going on, by looking it as *removing
>the adventure* etc etc... It's a natural progression, the slow and methodical
>conquering of the unknown, and it started with the first ascent, and every
>other bit of refining and removing of adventure that technical equipment
>evolution, and familiarity of a previously unknown environment brings.
>Nobody bitches about flying to the South Pole, because you've removed the
>adventure of walking there with a compass. Did shoes remove the adventure
>of climbing barefoot? Did the first roped climber lose the thrill of free-solo?
>The genuinely qualified will always seek out true adventure, pioneer previously
>unknown risks, and discover new frontiers, and thus unwittingly begin the
>process of dilution again for everyone else who follows in their path.
>At the end of the day, it's all subjective, adventure is in the eye of
>the beholder. Or something like that... : ]
An interesting concept, that deserves further consideration...