You can die doing just about anything, it's just a matter of risk assessment. Touring around the backcountry and backpacking solo are things where I know what I am doing, but I am also willing to die doing them if the time comes. I'm not saying people should go in the backcountry blind to the inherent dangers, I'm just saying that risk shouldn't stop you from doing what you love.
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