Year: 1978 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.8, no.1 (Spring 1978), p.41-45 SIEC No: 19831178

The true intent of a suicidal act is sometimes masked by its appearance as an “accident”. 2 cases are reported that demonstrate a way to study such attempts. Both cases involved 27-yr-old males who died in rock-climbing “falls”. These falls, occasionally speculated about as possible suicidal equivalents yet having no recognition as such in the literature, are illustrated as methods used by these impulsive, action-oriented & risk-taking people.