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Aesthetics of High-Risk Sports

The kinds of question of interest here, to western philosophy, are less to do with judgements concerning climbing style, than to do with the nature of the mountaineering experience.

What makes certain mountaineering experiences valuable?

How, if at all, does a valuable mountaineering experience compare to aesthetic, sexual, or drug-induced experiences?

A philosopher discussing these last three types of experience (but not, as far as I'm aware, experiences associated with high-risk sports) is Jerrold Levinson.