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#1 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Nevis
March 12, 2019, 04:11:29 pm
So sad. RIP. Hope the others are OK

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#2 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Nevis
March 12, 2019, 04:42:46 pm
Balls

Isnít that three in a week?

And, hasnít the storm already hit? Itís pretty foul down here in Devon  and has been for several hours.

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Yes. Must be bloody awful up there. BZís to the team on heading out today and I hope the rest can be brought home safe.

« Last Edit: March 12, 2019, 04:56:13 pm by Oldmanmatt »

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#3 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Nevis
March 12, 2019, 08:08:11 pm
I had looked at the Ben Nevis forcast this morning and comented to a Colleague, No one would be out on the mountain today.  100mph wind forcast and avalanche risk at high.

Tragicaly both myself and the climb leader appear to have got it wrong today.  Number 5 gully is a avalanche blackspot.  RIP.  That is seven souls lost in the area this winter.

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#4 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Nevis
March 12, 2019, 08:35:54 pm
One rescued died in hospital :(

One of our students was up there this weekend and was saying they glad they didnít actually get out and try anything...

Iíve been in a Scottish winter incident with helicopters etc... and thankfully everyone got out fine. My thoughts with those whoíve been less fortunate this year.

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#5 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Nevis
March 12, 2019, 09:35:28 pm
A cruel winter in the Highlands. RIP