Interesting article on BBC website
Climbing death toll sparks debate on Alps tourism
What are people's thoughts?
Yes, warning plaques should do it; let's terrify those novices with some really hard hitting and scary information; ingenious. You're not so daft after all Lexie!
Forget my irony above; I've just read the warnings and it has certainly put me off!
I think limiting access is a terrible idea. Nature is for everyone to enjoy. The only scenario where it would be feasible to limit access would be in national parks. People have to be able to make their own decisions and if they want to climb a mountain then let them. All you can do is try to make sure people have the necessary equiment.
Only yesterday I was reading something about the travel writer Dervla Murphy... now in her 80th year... and still willing to take risks in places that most people wouldn't even dream of visiting. One of her comments...
"Nothing dared, nothing gained It's one of my life philosophies. That's why I get so irritated by the health and safety regulations you see now. I don't know how people live with it. And who are these maniacs imposing them on us? What sort of lives do they lead?"
This debate is as old as climbing,was there not talks of banning ascents of the Eigerwand in the 30s after several fatal accidents?
"Outraged of cheltenham" will always want to ban things they cant do or understand and if a minority sport so much the better,,
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