Question 1 (vi)
Based on your reading of the text, list 2 reasons why the writer says that “mountaineering is not a sport that can be embraced without preparation”.
From the paragraph:
Without any perceived risk, there can’t be a feeling that any significant challenge has been surmounted. Fair, but we have to bear in mind that mountaineering is not a sport that can be embraced without preparation. The enthusiasts must develop in themselves the spirit of adventure, willingness to undertake hardships and risks, extraordinary powers of perseverance, endurance, and keenness of purpose before climbing a mountain. They should also know how to handle the mountaineering equipment. Then comes the penance of the rigorous training. This could very well be the lifeline up there. It helps inculcate and hone survival instincts that allow the climber to negotiate perilous situations. There are numerous institutes in India and abroad that offer such training.
The two reasons because of which the writer says that mountaineering is not a sport that can be embraced every without preparation are-
- Mountaineering involves usage of equipment and one must know how to properly use these equipment. So, that the risk can be minimised .
- Mountaineering presents the risk of fatality due to faulty decision making and cannot be addressed without being prepared .