Research: We Asked 4600 Climbers About Their Fear of Heights

Research: We Asked 4600 Climbers About Their Fear of Heights
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It has taken us over half a year to collect the data used in this research.

To all 4600 participants that were kind enough to take the time to answer our questions: thank you!

The more than 40,000 data points they have collectively provided, have enabled us to gain valuable insights into fear of heights as it relates to age, gender and climbing experience, which we will now share.

Result #1: Climbing Decreases Fear Of Heights Significantly Can exposure to heights build tolerance?

Or does it only increase your already present acrophobia?

That is one of the big questions this research provides an answer to.

Our data shows quite decisively that exposure to heights will over time increase tolerance for heights:

This data clearly shows that climbing decreases fear of heights. Most of the benefits of climbing for the reduction of fear of heights, are reaped in the first year of climbing. During this.... Continue Reading at Climbing Blogger



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