Letter: Hunters - turn to the mountains

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Hunters - turn to the mountains

Sir: If Geoff Stovold (letter, 14 July) wishes to to take part in a sport involving courage, chivalry and responsibility then I suggest he takes up mountaineering. The mutual dependency between two people connected by a rope, where a mistake by either can be fatal for both, requires absolute trust and creates the strongest of friendships.

Mountaineers also contribute to rural economies, do not involve innocent third parties such as horses and do not have the destruction of life as their aim.