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