Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Risk analysis

Friend: Let's say Zion National Park had Bring Your Dog to the Park Day. And I wanted to take Spencer to the top of Angels Landing, with his leash on the whole time. How much would I have to pay you to make that happen?

Me: With a leash and harness, and your promise to jump after him in an attempt to rescue him if slid off the path ... THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WOULD MAKE ME RISK THAT DOG. Final answer.

Friend: What if he and I flew in on a helicopter, they lowered us onto the top, and we hung out there for 15 minutes. So no need to scale the narrow trail.

Me: If the helicopter remained hovering above, at a distance that wouldn't create too much wind, but which could quickly participate in a rescue mission if something went awry ... I'd think about it.

1 comment:

  1. But what would be the POINT of taking your dog to Angels Landing? The cool photo?

    Risk is often worth it, if there's some benefit, but...