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What is your greatest fear when hiking?

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What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Falls
78
37%
Lightning
55
26%
Avalanches
10
5%
Rockfall
35
17%
Ski/Snowboard Accidents
0
No votes
Glissading Accidents
0
No votes
Climbing Equipment Failure/Error
1
0%
Getting Lost
3
1%
Getting Stuck/Stranded
5
2%
Other Medical Emergencies
10
5%
Other
14
7%
 
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What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby awake » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:03 am

Title says it all. Had an interesting discussion with a friend the other day, and I'm curious to see other people's thoughts.

Obviously, fears will vary from hike to hike. But as a general rule, what do you usually fear the most?

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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby Dex » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:09 am

Where is freezing to death?
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby awake » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:11 am

Dex wrote:Where is freezing to death?


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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby Gareth » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:13 am

I've met people who were hit by lightning (who survived), seen hair stand on end too many times, and heard ice axes and trekking poles buzz. :shock: Lightning is my #1 fear while in the mountains.

But I also don't like situations where I'm not confident in my attachment to rock.
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby Steve Climber » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:18 am

Would pooping in poison ivy fall under other?

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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby jdorje » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:21 am

That's why you should only poop on the summit.

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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby macgyver » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:34 am

A trailside huddle of conspiring marmots
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby MountainDawg » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:38 am

Running out of tp. :shock:

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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby JeffR » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:16 am

To recognize the beauty in sadness, without playing host to the pain...
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby planet54 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:25 am

Knowing that eventually I will have to go home. :lol:
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby zinj » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:37 am

Carnival folk.
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby Gphunk88 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:43 am

I gotta go with lightning on this one... A close second would be falling for me. However, with that said... The "Marmot Huddle" pic seriously made me reconsider my list :shock:
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