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AEE Journal Article: Multiple Methods for Identifying Outcomes of a High Challenge Adventure Activity
The purpose of this study was to provide insight into what occurs in moments of high challenge within participants during an outdoor adventure education (OAE) program. Given the inherent risk and remote locations often associated with OAE programs, it has remained challenging to measure selected psychological constructs while the program is taking place. This study utilized qualitative methods including in situ data collection techniques and quantitative inquiry methods to identify and determine what is happening to participants before, during, and after a high challenge activity—rappelling. The results of this study identified five salient themes that emerged as important constructs for OAE participants and are useful to consider as researchers and OAE practitioners design and implement high challenge activities. Further analysis and discussion about the importance of these themes are discussed at length.
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Important Equipment Recalls
A series of equipment recalls was announced on May 16 by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you are using any of this gear, please check the recall notices closely to see if it applies to you.
- Rocky Mountain Recalls Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard
- SCOTT Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
- Black Diamond Recalls Via Ferrata Climbing Equipment Due to Fall Hazard
- Black Diamond Recalls Camming Climbing Devices Due to Fall Hazard
- Black Diamond Recalls Climbing Ascenders Due to Fall Hazard
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