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    I was reading today's The Other Coast comic:



    ...and I was reminded that I actually do have a friend who fell off a mountain.

    That brings a question to mind: How does one actually "fall off a mountain?"

    I mean, wouldn't that only apply if you fell and landed beyond the geological formation of the mountain? Would be one hell of a fall.

    Or, do we consider just the act of falling from a part of the mountain (such as a cliff) an act of falling off the mountain itself? If that's so, couldn't it also be said that anyone "falling off the mountain" is actually "falling off the planet?"

    Just a random musing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf
    ...and I was reminded that I actually do have a friend who fell off a mountain.
    Did he/she survive?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf
    ...and I was reminded that I actually do have a friend who fell off a mountain.
    Did he/she survive?
    Yep, she did. Although I don't think she climbs mountains anymore. :P
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    I fell down a mountain on my mountain bike. I landed on some soft avalanche flattened pine trees though. Probably would have died otherwise.
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