Meaning of objective danger in English:

objective danger


  • A danger such as a rock fall that does not arise from a lack of skill on the part of the climber.

    ‘Accidents are usually attributed to objective dangers - unpredictable acts of God, such as avalanches, icefalls, rockfall, and horrid weather.’
    • ‘The objective danger that had turned them back twice before just wasn't there.’
    • ‘I don't believe in objective dangers in ice climbing, I just believe that the subjective dangers are much harder to avoid.’
    • ‘Avalanches are only one of the many objective dangers that mountaineers face.’
    • ‘Kilimanjaro is not a technical peak by the ordinary routes, but it does have objective dangers worthy of serious consideration.’