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2015 | 11 | 119-127

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Risk is an inseparable attribute of backpacking travels and their distinguishing feature against forms of mass tourism. The risk typical of this type of traveling includes, among others, risky behaviors resulting from traveling to regions which are distant geographically, culturally, climatically, and environmentally; engaging in extreme and dangerous behaviors. Numerous academic centers carry out research allowing not only to know the backpackers’ approach to risk, but also the scale of their engagement in risky behaviors and the reasons for it. In the following article, the results of such research have been presented. A thorough analysis thereof allowed to identify more fully the risk involved in backpacking, and to define more precisely the factors governing the risks undertaken by backpackers on their long journeys.
Ryzyko jest nieodłącznym atrybutem podróży backpackerskich i wyróżnikiem wobec turystyki masowej. Do grupy ryzyka, charakterystycznego dla tego typu podróżowania, zalicza się m.in. ryzykowne zachowania wynikające m.in. z podróżowania po odległych geograficznie, kulturowo, klimatycznie i przyrodniczo rejonach świata, podejmowanie ekstremalnych i niebezpiecznych zachowań. W różnorodnych ośrodkach naukowych na świecie prowadzone są badania pozwalające poznać nie tylko stosunek backpackerów do ryzyka, lecz także skalę ich zaangażowania w działania ryzykowne oraz przyczyny podejmowania zachowań ryzykownych. W niniejszym artykule zostały przedstawione wyniki tych badań zostały. Ich szczegółowa analiza pozwoliła na pełniejszą identyfikację ryzyka w backpackingu oraz na dookreślenie czynników podejmowania przez backpackerów zachowań ryzykownych w trakcie odbywania przez nich dalekich podróży.






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