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jmd
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Kayak

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Re: Kayak

I have only one comment
IDIOT
itsme
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Why an idiot? It's no different from being the first to summit Everest, K2, Matterhorn etc and how many climbers died trying, were these idiots as well?
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this weeks inquest on an Essex European champion  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-12308150
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Why an idiot? It's no different from being the first to summit Everest, K2, Matterhorn etc and how many climbers died trying, were these idiots as well?

IMO there are 2 answers to that.
1) If they didn't know it was dangerous and they'd be risking their lives then No.
2) If they did and still continued then Yes.
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Re: Kayak

I've no problem with people risking their lives.
What I do object to is other people having to risk their lives to rescue them and of course the rest of us picking up the tab.
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In that case your have no problems with the kayak stunt as they supply their own support team to retrieve the body. The danger with the kayak stunt is not the drop but being hold under by the eddies and there is very little the 2 supporting kayaks can do.
As a kayaker and skier it always amaze me how hard it is to get travel insurance for kayaking for whitewater but no problems for skiing. Skiers will have injuries ranging from strains to broken bones to head injuries to death and in each ski season these will be in the hundreds if not in thousands. For kayekers it's normally death or shoulder injuries and it a very small percentage compared with skiers.
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172 feet dive
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that nothing how about this  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12317356
A climber who fell 1,000ft (305m) down a mountain and survived was found by his rescuers standing up reading a map.
The 35-year-old lost his footing at the summit of Sgurr Choinnich Mor near Ben Nevis in the Highlands and plummeted down the near-vertical eastern slope.