RoanMtnMan wrote: I also agree that the details can be a little much, but I think they are important in this forum. Not just for standards, but for the education of those just starting their peak skiing careers or projects.
You're right. There's no denying that the details are important for the exact reasons you mentioned, but I've noticed that sometimes in these discussions the whole thing gets lost in those same details and the big picture gets brought down to debating about some stuff that people outside of this forum and even some within, don't care at all about. Not in the least. And as much as I too can be a stickler for these rules, the fact is the debate really only exists in a few places like 14ers.com and I doubt that will ever change.