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Title: Alternative decents, does it count?
Post by: Norseman86 on Sep 9 2010, 21:26
Hi

What is the climbing community's thought on alternative descents, does it count as a climb?

For example if you climb Kilimanjaro and fly down in a paraglider, or ski down elbrus.
Title: Re: Alternative decents, does it count?
Post by: 7summits on Sep 11 2010, 04:41
Hey Norseman,

Though in climbing the goal is to get down alive, statistically speaking it does not matter.
(Even people who die on descent are considered as summiteers).

Be safe!
Cheers, Harry