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Topic - Guidebook cover photo's and helmets.

tmawer - on 03 May 2014
I have just noticed that of 24 guidebooks that I own that I looked at, the cover shot of only 1 shows a climber wearing a helmet (the new Langdale guide). I wonder why this is so?

There was an accident at Malham last week in which a climber was hit on the head by a dropped clip stick (a very modern accident!) and suffered a nasty scalp injury as the stick hit them across the head, not end on...which could have been pretty serious. They were not wearing a helmet, I climbed there yesterday and nobody other than me....by far the least able climber there...wore a helmet. Is it mostly vanity and fashion supported by guidebook photo's that maintains this I wonder, and is helmet use still associated with being a punter, as reinforced by me yesterday?
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