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Managing Risk in Mountaineering: A Process Perspective

International Journal of Tourism and Travel

Volume 12 Issue 1&2

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Partho Pratim Seal, P. Senthil Kumaran | Author(s) Affiliation: Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
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Abstract

Mountaineering is a preferred adventure tourism activity that attracts many enthusiasts. The risk in mountaineering is tangible which could be an impending threat to the life of the tourist. The sustainability of mountaineering expeditions is critical for its success. The survival of business organisations offering mountaineering related services depends upon how risk in mountaineering is been managed. The service organisations in mountaineering may face the loss of reputation, money and the confidence of their patrons, if risks involved in mountaineering is not managed effectively. The research works aim to build a process based risk management system which may help the mountaineering organisation in managing of risk, and to develop strategies to alleviate and curtail the risk.

Keywords: Risk, Mountaineering, Mitigation, Process Approach

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