False summits, false hopes

From Wikipedia:

A false peak or false summit is a term used in mountaineering to describe a peak that appears to be the pinnacle of the mountain but is in fact not. False peaks can have significant effects on climber’s psychological state by inducing feelings of dashed hopes or even failure.

Fat Cyclist believes these false summits are enough of a problem to warrant a technical solution.

2 Comments

  • steve_a_dfw
    July 25, 2012 - 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Idea 2 leads to – KANSAS!

  • July 25, 2012 - 4:22 pm | Permalink

    ha ha ha! 

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