Are we beginning to see the outcome of a generally accepted higher risk level for the sport?
I am reading Camp 4, about Yosemite Big Wall climbing. It had a historical perspective: paraphrase: up until 1961 no one had died rock climbing in Yosemite. From 1961 until 1990 32 climbers died. It was thought that a turning point had been reached.
I would say that when Shane died, skiing lost its innocence.