Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
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