/ Would you say you are a risk taker?
I used to be but not so much anymore I think I wore out my adrenal glands along time ago to be honest . But then I do something crazy every once in a while just to remind me its nots all a dodgy dream .
i think all of us are risk aware and act with that knowledge
i dont belive in dangeous sports only sports done dangerously
Hell no. Card-carrying coward
Absolutely a risk taker
most things involve some element of risk - walking to the shops, driving to work, using work time to browse UKC...
In climbing of course I'm taking risks but as with everything it's about find a level of risk that you can live with - hopefully....
I ocasionally go quickly down tracks I know well on my MTB, making myself laugh with the buzz, and have had the odd shakey moment, i've definately taken risks while climbing unroped, and objectively even being as low as 20 if you fall off can be serious, so I guess I am.
Less so at the age of 32 than when I was younger, but i'm not sure how I feel about the thought of not doing anything which could give me a buzz in the future, so it seems like I am still somewhere in my psyche.
Yes but that's more to do with snorting Tequila!
> Yes but that's more to do with snorting Tequila!
ooh lovely , I put vodka in my eyes once never again damn did that smart really not recommended .
But sometimes taking a risk is fun. If you know what i mean......
That was a particulary mad night and a few of us gnarly dudes ( fecking idiots ) went for broke there was an impromptu indoor firework display which caused a fire , Josh actually woke up on fire poor lad didn't know what was happening , a couple of us went sofa surfing down a steep busy road at 4am didn't get very far though the wheels were crap .
We did have hell of a backyard steeplechase that night until one of us and a 6ft panel fence got busted the owner was not as amused as we were , oh dear terrible behaviour 80S .
Now if we're talking outside of climbing, then i've done a load of risky/"stupid" things.
> I used to be but not so much anymore I think I wore out my adrenal glands along time ago to be honest . But then I do something crazy every once in a while just to remind me its nots all a dodgy dream .
That's me to a T!
risky that ripper .
Surely everyone is a risk taker to some extent. eg. Driving is probably the biggest risk people take on a regular basis. I believe that climbers and mountaineers generally have a greater understanding of risk managment and the benifits of taking risks
Mid to late 20s I discovered the thrill of downhill mtb racing.
Early 30s I took up trad climbing and mid to late 30s was/still is the time of the motorbike.
Life is more than just physical risks though. I run my own business even though I could earn more and have less stress if I worked for someone else in my field but I enjoy the risk involved in knowing that if I make a decent mistake I can loose it all, the buisiness, my house and all my stuff.
You might be wrong.
Only relative to a specific outcome, never for its own sake.
Lifes too short to gamble on making it any shorter.
Yeah, I ran down the office with a pair of scissors in my hand the other day.
> risky that ripper .
with hindsight, yeah - at the time, just seemed like a laugh :)
You can't generalise.
I fear trad climbing but work in conflict zones from time to time...
I climb well within my comfort zone, I suspect most other climbers do too. There's no doubt I could climb harder, but I have this rational fear of falling and doing some serious damage. Loose cannon, definitely not.
I'm a risk-taker, but calculated ones, and I've never regretted a risk I've taken.
I'll solo routes quite close to my limit, but when I know I'm not going to fall off.
In life generally, I've taken a few calculated risks which could have got me in trouble (quitting jobs without the next thing lined up as a certainty with a mortgage to pay, that kind of thing) and so far all's been well. My life would be sh!t boring if I didn't have an 'above average risk threshold'.
No, not in the grand scheme of things.
Financially and physically, yes.
Emotionally, less so.
I used to! Less so these days..but I've just started climbing again.
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