Good on you for exercising your well-developed linguistic abilities, T.Gal
I'm sure there have been some spinoff benefits from the adventure tourism industry.
Originally Posted by Toronto.gal
Perhaps things like clothing materials and techniques developed for climbers have helped search and rescue people save people from plane crashes. Or made life more bearable for those living and working in harsh environments. Or something.
I used a gore-tex jacket during my trip through Europe for rainy and windy days. Waaay better than the cheapo rain jackets. I don't know if gore-tex was specifically developed for something like climbing, but I'd recommend it to anyone despite the cost.