A5RP wrote:One still chooses to be an active participant with whomever (partner) it may be. That responsibility ultimately lies on no ones shoulders other than that of the individual choosing to do so. Regardless of group or discipline IMO.
We all know you don't really mean that- just words you are typing I suppose. As a guide I would hope that you saw yourself at least somewhat responsible for assuring your clients' safety. If you didn't then you wouldn't be a very good one.
Similarly, when I head out with others we support the safety of the group and one of our objectives is to assure that none of us is injured or in need of outside assistance. It isn't every man and woman for themselves when we head out.