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