Surviving the 2015 Mount Everest disaster: A phenomenological exploration into lived experience and the role of mental toughness

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Psychology of Sport and Exercise, ISSN: 1469-0292, Vol: 27, Page: 157-167

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2473; https://epubs.scu.edu.au/hahs_pubs/2674
DOI:
10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.08.012
Author(s):
Swann, Christian F; Crust, Lee; Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
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Psychology; climbing; coping; emotion; extreme environments; mental health; natural disaster; Medicine and Health Sciences; mental; role; toughness; experience; surviving; lived; into; exploration; phenomenological; disaster; everest; mount; 2015; Education; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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The 2015 Nepal earthquake and subsequent avalanche at Mount Everest Base Camp is the deadliest mountaineering disaster to date. This study is novel in exploring the lived experiences of survivors and the role of mental toughness in their psychological responses to the disaster.