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650 Millimorts

Postby radson » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:40 pm

Kind of wonder what the risk of riding a motorbike to the trail head to climb a mountain to go paragliding is. But hey, if anyone asks you how dangerous climbing is? You now have an answer. 650 millimorts.

http://utahavalanchecenter.org/blog-what-risk-riding-avalanche-terrain

I'm a bit skeptical of the 8,000 m statistic. The last 10 or so years has seen a high volume of people on Cho Oyu and Everest getting up and down relatively safety and would have though this would have skewed the overall figure down from 1 in 40.
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Re: 650 Millimorts

Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:35 pm

Seems to me he got his unit wrong; one death per million should be a micromort.
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Re: 650 Millimorts

Postby Ben Beckerich » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:11 pm

I had no idea riding a motorcycle was so incredibly insanely dangerous... WTF?
where am i going... and why am i in this handbasket?
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