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    Default Do you cut off the rope? SJs only please

    SJs only please. there is one like this in your section too


    you are being rescued from an icy mountain with 4 other trapped climbers. the helicopter can't land so it lowered a rope ladder. 5 of you hanging on the ladder with you being the very last one hanging on to the rope ladder.

    you see the rope is under stress since and it WILL break if more than 4 people hold on for more than a minute. you being the last one, do you cut off the rope so the other 4 can live or do you stay on...if you gotta stay on the mountain, so does everyone else.


    whats YOUR reason for cutting off the rope ladder or staying on it

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    Drop.
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    I would drop but tell them to come back for me.

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    Trapped on an icy mountain? Hopefully I would think it through in time, but I think I would let go of the rope and wait for them to circle around and come back. They would undoubtedly return as soon as they possibly could and I would probably tolerate the cold better than the other people so it makes the most sense for me to wait.
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    Faint and thus let go. :P
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    I'd drop. I wouldn't cut it since I'd be damaging property, but I'd leave myself to be rescued later. Since they have full knowledge I'm still out there, they'd certainly come back when the rope actually won't break in my rescue.
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    Frankly, if the helicopter is hovering and the problem is with the rope, why doesn't everyone climb one by one up the rope ladder into the helicopter?

    If the problem is actually the amt. of weight the helicopter can carry at once, the decision of who stays behind would depend on if I have the best chance of survival compared to the other 4 on the rope. If I'm most likely to survive, sure, I'll stay behind, (and this is of course assuming the helicopter will be coming back). If I see no immediate danger in the situation, and I am physically able to handle it, I wouldn't mind being left alone. Actually, I'd probably try to convince one of the others to stay with me so that the groups are more even and the rescue is safer.

    EDIT: Also, why would I cut the rope? Wouldn't it be easier to just let go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recoleta View Post
    Frankly, if the helicopter is hovering and the problem is with the rope, why doesn't everyone climb one by one up the rope ladder into the helicopter?

    If the problem is actually the amt. of weight the helicopter can carry at once, the decision of who stays behind would depend on if I have the best chance of survival compared to the other 4 on the rope. If I'm most likely to survive, sure, I'll stay behind, (and this is of course assuming the helicopter will be coming back). If I see no immediate danger in the situation, and I am physically able to handle it, I wouldn't mind being left alone. Actually, I'd probably try to convince one of the others to stay with me so that the groups are more even and the rescue is safer.

    EDIT: Also, why would I cut the rope? Wouldn't it be easier to just let go?
    that would work except there is are no second rounds as the weather is worseing and conditions are too dangerous

    also, staying behind might not be an option else a group rescue wouldn't be required in the first place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recoleta View Post
    Frankly, if the helicopter is hovering and the problem is with the rope, why doesn't everyone climb one by one up the rope ladder into the helicopter?

    If the problem is actually the amt. of weight the helicopter can carry at once, the decision of who stays behind would depend on if I have the best chance of survival compared to the other 4 on the rope. If I'm most likely to survive, sure, I'll stay behind, (and this is of course assuming the helicopter will be coming back). If I see no immediate danger in the situation, and I am physically able to handle it, I wouldn't mind being left alone. Actually, I'd probably try to convince one of the others to stay with me so that the groups are more even and the rescue is safer.

    EDIT: Also, why would I cut the rope? Wouldn't it be easier to just let go?
    Maybe because everyone is too weak to climb? Of course, that would make you wonder how you got 5 people on the ladder if they were incapable of climbing. It's a flaw in the question. I personally chose to answer the concept behind the question rather than nit-pick at it's impracticalities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew_Z View Post
    Maybe because everyone is too weak to climb? Of course, that would make you wonder how you got 5 people on the ladder if they were incapable of climbing. It's a flaw in the question. I personally chose to answer the concept behind the question rather than nit-pick at it's impracticalities.
    something happened that they need to be rescued like weather worsening so climb is now impossible

    only way for extraction is climbing the ladder...


    thanks for assuming the minor shit...makes life much easier though of course, hypothetical situation doesn't really help with real life

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