October 29, 2018
It is generally agreed that climbing in remote areas requires a minimum of three climbers in order to be safe. Solo climbing especially in remote regions can have a higher risk, particularly if an emergency arises. However; I have always felt that solo climbing represents the end range of climbing, and it can be such a unique experience, that it is worth all the possible risks. You can better appreciate the nature, with all its majestic beauty and challenges, when you are the only one you can count on.
Furthermore; solo climbing also provides the opportunity to better asses your personal strengths, and weaknesses, which may not be consistent with general characteristic we tend to present in everyday life. It is only under extreme conditions that we can better understand our true inner self, which makes each one of us who we really are, oppose to whom we would like to be!