John Landers wrote:The OP is a troll with a belated April fools prank.
Really, you never have people ask you about hiking a "safe" fourteener. I get this question all the time because the average person thinks of the movie Vertical Limit when you talk about doing a Fourteener. Lots of people getting started want to know where to begin without getting themselves in over their heads.
John Landers wrote:In any event we all have an appointment with the reaper. Attempting to prolong ones existence via timidity is pointless. Go experience and live life to the fullest.
I'm guessing you're single and mostly live your own life. While I know I can't guarantee I'll make it that long, I do limit some of the risks I take because I want to be there for my kids as they grow up. I want to walk my daughter down the aisle and dance with her on her wedding day. I want to teach all my kids to hike and love the mountains as I do. I want to help my sons restore an old car. I want to continue doing foster care with my wife, being there for kids in some of their toughest times. To me those things are a big part of living my life to the fullest, investing in others. I do still have adventures, but don't tell me that just because I'm not willing to accept your level of risk that I'm timid and not living it to the fullest.