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Recreational Risk in the Outdoors

Originally published at Bridger Outdoor Designs In 1996 Jon Krakauer, on contract for Outside magazine, famously climbed Mt. Everest as part of a commercial expedition.  The adventure ended tragically—eight climbers died and several others experienced severe frostbite, stranded overnight in an unforeseen Himalayan blizzard.  The story, documented in Krakauer’s book, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, has received a great deal of publicity over the years, most recently with the Hollywood film adaptation, Everest.  In it,…

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