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The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:28 pm

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Re: The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Postby Ed » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:50 pm

A strange list. I have nothing to say about most of them, since I know nothing about them. But the Bright Angel Trail and Long's Peak? Long's Peak is a long hike, followed by some Class 2, and a 14k summit. Nothing more than that. I helped carry a man down Long's Peak who had collapsed until a helicopter arrived, we thought it was pulmonary edema but it turned out to be hyperventilation, which is much less serious. And an old acquaintance died not far the summit a few years ago, I assume it was a cardiac problem, from the description on the web. Certainly there is lightning danger, I made several trips to the Rockies and was impressed by how much more frequent the lightning is there than in the Sierras. But it was everywhere I went in the Rockies. There is no way I can see Long's Peak by the trail one of the world's 20 most dangerous hikes. They cite death statistics, but they are a function of traffic.
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Re: The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Postby Wildhorse » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:10 am

It is strange. I think it is partly a title that does not really fit. In addition, I think that the correlation is imperfect between danger to adventure tourists and danger to real hikers who have skill and judgment.
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Re: The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Postby Cy Kaicener » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:06 pm

Thanks for your great input Ed and Wildhorse. Here is another list
http://www.placesyoullsee.com/25-most-d ... the-world/
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Re: The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Postby zippetydude » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Ed: I guess it depends on how you define "deadliest".

If you mean "deaths per thousand hikers" then they're way off.

If you mean the total number of deaths, then they may be right on.

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