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[pct-l] risk

I  say those who constanly seek to minimize risk will be quite reluctant to 
taking risk when the need arises to reach a goal. Once, while climbing Sloan 
Peak in the Casades, we met a party that turned back because of intermittent 
fog, (which later cleared). Then we met a party of Mountaineers who were 
leaving - they didn't want to go up a moderately steep snow slope because it 
descended to a cliff. We were all equally prepared with all the necessary 
gear, but here the willingness to take risks inherent in the sport of 
mountaineering made  all the difference as our party made the summit. The 
others presumably went on in search of more excuses to not reach a summit