“Largely because of the element of danger involved, adventure sports like rock climbing exercise the mind in different ways to other sports. Climbing encourages intense focus and concentration because of the potentially severe consequences of making a mistake. And to perform well you often need to overcome fear, which requires a high degree of mental self-control. So practising these sports can strengthen the ability to keep a clear mind and to stay composed under pressure, skills that can be very valuable in all aspects of life.”
– Andrew Dawson, Unleashed-Unlimited
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