* 1. Which mountaineering activity/activities do you most regularly take part in?

* 2. How long have you been taking part in these activities?

* 3. Do you believe that there has been a development in mountaineering equipment & clothing?

* 4. If you answered "yes" to the previous question, do you believe that these developments are good or bad?
Please explain your answer.

* 5. What is your most used piece of equipment whilst taking part in any mountaineering activity?

* 6. What is your favourite piece of equipment/clothing that you use whilst mountaineering? Please explain your answer.

* 7. Do you consider the equipment that outdoor athletes use nowadays to reduce the challenge/intensity of mountaineering?