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Adventure and Risk

  • Simon Beames
  • Chris Mackie
  • Matthew Atencio
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Abstract

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Define the terms risk and hazard

  • Understand how the term risk has evolved over time

  • Understand ten factors that are behind most people’s motivations for participating in adventure practices

  • Explain why extreme adventurers do not generally regard themselves as risk-takers

  • Explain how playing ‘close to the edge’ may bring more recognition within adventure subcultures

  • Understand the problems associated with providing adventure activities perceived as risky to groups with varying backgrounds and needs

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Beames
    • 1
  • Chris Mackie
    • 2
  • Matthew Atencio
    • 3
  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.University of the Highlands and IslandsInvernessUK
  3. 3.California State University East BayHaywardUSA

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