My wife hates that I do the odd bit of winter climbing even if it is only I-III. Years of trying to assure her of minimal and managed risks it has boiled down to this argument.
I have read people saying the % chance of dying on Everest is around 10% based on the number of deaths compared to ascents. So what about winter mountaineering in the UK.
Even if we look at a year by year basis.
When force to pluck random figures from my arse I thought maybe 5000 routes get climbed and there are 50ish deaths a year. So 1%.
What are the real figures?
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