There is a line that is crossed and you are a climber, for better or worse you climb, when your not climbing you think of climbing period, if a certain "incident" causes you not to climb for any length of time, then you havent crossed that line, (yet). I grew up climbing on MT. Washington in NH, while small in comparison to the 14ers, its brutal in the winter, -30 and beyond is considered normal conditions. We have deaths every year on the mountain, some years 2 or 3, Ive always climbed on the peak close after and it doesnt phase me as far as wanting to not go. What "incidents" that happen do, is remind me to stay focused, to realize that with all my experience and skill, the mountains can serve you a twist, you can be surprised and pushed to limit regardless of your mental or physical preperations. Luck is also a factor imo, yes luck, Ive had partners over the years that have called me very lucky, rockfall on big walls, avalanches (2) and yet I come out as good as I went in. The fact of the matter to me is this, as in life you can only control so much, then fate will lend its two cents, sometimes its a 7, some times its craps, either way, I would rather roll the dice on a mountain, then be sitting on my couch safe warm and bored with life. P.S. Im a christian I have alot of faith, when GOD wants me, Im ready, that being said, I hope its not for awhile, my list of peaks is still long.