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How social media change our relationship to risk

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The Mountain Rescue Aspen team prepares to haul the body of Jeremy Shull off Capitol Peak via a federal fire helicopter in August 2017. The rescuers chose this form of extraction because the body was in a precarious place that was not safely accessible. Shull was the second person to die on Capitol Peak in 2017.
Justin Reiter, a former Olympic snowboarder, navigates piles of sharp rocks along the Capitol Peak ridgeline.
Justin Reiter traverses the infamous Knife Edge on Capitol Peak in the Maroon Bells Wilderness, Colorado.
Hikers scramble along the unstable ridge of Capitol Peak, one of the more dangerous mountains in Colorado. According to data collected by the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, fewer than 1,000 people climb the mountain each year. This group included the last people to speak to a couple who died on the peak in August 2017.
Illustration by Brooke Warren, from Peter Doro photoPeter Doro is shown taking a selfie with Jake Lord on their way up Capitol Peak on July 15, 2017.

How social media change our relationship to risk

The Mountain Rescue Aspen team prepares to haul the body of Jeremy Shull off Capitol Peak via a federal fire helicopter in August 2017. The rescuers chose this form of extraction because the body was in a precarious place that was not safely accessible. Shull was the second person to die on Capitol Peak in 2017.
Justin Reiter, a former Olympic snowboarder, navigates piles of sharp rocks along the Capitol Peak ridgeline.
Justin Reiter traverses the infamous Knife Edge on Capitol Peak in the Maroon Bells Wilderness, Colorado.
Hikers scramble along the unstable ridge of Capitol Peak, one of the more dangerous mountains in Colorado. According to data collected by the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, fewer than 1,000 people climb the mountain each year. This group included the last people to speak to a couple who died on the peak in August 2017.
Illustration by Brooke Warren, from Peter Doro photoPeter Doro is shown taking a selfie with Jake Lord on their way up Capitol Peak on July 15, 2017.
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