Depends on what company you keep I guess. I have gotten my self into some hairy situations, done a ton of solo work and the people I hang out with have done the same, half a dozen have submmitted Everest, two without oxygen and one friend had to cut his own arm off in your state's desert.
Most people today are wusses, yes, but many I know would also leave your river floating heroes in the Utah dust...
"I always put my fb prints in a filled aquarium on the wall.
No problem with dry down times..." APUG'r Willie Jan