Comment: Thoughts on remote travel (With Kids)

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Great words of advice Landy. There's something very important in what you have said. When you plan these trips to remote areas be it mountains, desert or wherever, young Tomo is watching you and watching your decision making process. He is watching you weigh up the risk versus the reward. He is watching as you put safety procedures into place, what gear to pack, what the consequences are if it all goes wrong and he is learning that he is not bullet proof nor immortal. Sometimes the hardest thing to do after putting in all the hard work and having the summit so close is to back off, but we do it because old heads know that there will be another day and another attempt at the summit.
Young men these days generally don't know their limitations and so once again we see a car load of boys wrapped around a tree because they inaccurately assess the risks of driving at 160kmh
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Reply By: The Landy - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 01:25

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 01:25
Hi Oetkb (is that Russian) ;)

Thanks for your thoughts - risk assessment is the key to most pursuits. Often people recognise that something isn't right, but they fail to act...

Something That should always be remembered whether crossing the Simpson Desert or climbing a mountain, making it across or to the top is optional, getting back is mandatory,...

Cheers, Baz
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