fast but dim wrote:pjclinch: you state your daughter's sensei doesn't recommend gummies: not many judoka's do ( as stated ) I don't know why.
At a rough guess, because there's no particular need for them?
As for my ppe choices, I know theyr'e inconsistent. I should wear a helmet when scrambling, but don't, mainly because I come from an era where no-one really wore them, hate wearing them and don't want to buy something I won't really use. I am really careful when winter mountaineering, and have been going out for the last 20 plus years with no incident.... sound familiar
Why should you wear one for scrambling? The basic problem with rockfall is when you have someone above you with a rope between. If you're scrambling you only need to ensure you're not underneath someone on choss and it's a non-issue. Winter climbing is an entirely different kettle of fish which is why pretty much everyone has been helmeted to do it since at least the 80s when I started doing it. It's not whether you
are careful, it's whether the person above you trying to get a purchase on a wall of ice will knock any down when repeatedly kicking and bashing at it with their tools. In fact the only way to be careful in such a position is make sure you're dressed in such a way that blocks of ice landing on your head don't knock you out/off: in other words, you wear a helmet.
fast but dim wrote:For some reason the arguments all read like Americans who are afraid the government are out to take their guns from them, which is not a good thing.
That would quite possibly be rationalisation and/or confirmation bias...
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