I'm waiting for you to quote yourself....that would just make my day.CHWitte wrote:This is simply not true. Almost every accident that has occurred recently has involved folks getting of the standard route and/or leaving their partner. Correlation to an accident/death, absolutely. Out of the 1000s of people that stay on the standard route, we rarely hear about an accident or death unless it's weather related and that's why it's point #4.Conor wrote:Just to clarify, these are YOUR 4 big problems and don't originate from any analysis of accident reports? For instance, there is no evidence taking a route other than the standard route causes one to be more prone to an "accident."
Look at the 5 deaths on Capitol last year. All involved going off the standard route. Look at the rescue on Capitol this week, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Going off the standard route and not having rain gear.
Going off route is the issue, not going off the "Standard" route. Perhaps my 1st grader can help you out with the difference?
You should read about the 2 times alpine rescue was called out to bierstadt on Mon, none of them "violated" your ADVICE.