Senior Project Advisor
James, Paul E. 1975-
video, ethnography, climbing, alpine climbing, alpinism, risk, reward, death, mortality
This is a video ethnography that includes audio from interviews with alpine climbers and footage from first ascents in the North Cascades. The topic focuses on risk, why the risk is worth it, how they come to terms with increased risk, and how they think about death. The goal of this project is to expand the understanding of how risk is approached by climbers who are pushing the limits of their mortality. The big takeaways of how climbers justify risk can be applied to everyday life and the decisions we make.
McMichael, Porter, "Is the Risk Worth It?" (2020). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 365.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Mountaineering--Psychological aspects; Mountaineers; Risk-taking (Psychology); Motivation (Psychology)
student projects; term papers
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