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Careful, guys!


#1

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100223/tuk-fell-walker-fights-for-life-after-av-45dbed5.html

73

Brian G8ADD


#2

In reply to G8ADD:

FYI preset status in Switzerland

http://www.slf.ch/praevention/lawinenunfaelle/aktuelle_unfaelle/index_EN?redir=1&

73, Jaakko OH7BF/F5VGL


#3

In reply to G8ADD:

Hmmm, seems like Plan B will be in operation next Monday… Sunday as well most likely. Thanks for the information Brian.

73, Gerald


#4

In reply to G8ADD:

Yes indeed, the met office fell top conditions report does not paint a very savoury picture at present, and with more snow forecast it’s unlikely to be getting any better…

http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/weatherline

73 de Paul G4MD


#5

In reply to G4MD:

Looks like I will be walking to work again before Spring arrives.

Ah well, I do need the excercise :wink:

Take care those of you who do go out, & don’t take unneccesary risks or do anything that would put yourself or anybody called out to rescue you at risk.

Be prepared!

This winter does seemed to have dragged on a bit longer than usual.

73,

Mark G0VOF


#6

In reply to G0VOF:

Sorry to bump this one, guys, but the carnage continues:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100225/tuk-climbers-die-in-avalanche-dba1618.html

I remember being hit by a big powder snow avalanche in Crowberry Gully on the Buachaille, we were belayed at the time, so we took the hint and retreated!

73

Brian G8ADD


#7

In reply to G8ADD:

The latest SAIS avalanche forecasts are mental for all the forecast areas.

http://www.sais.gov.uk/page_glencoe.asp

And that is if you can get to the highlands in the first place!

Iain, M3WJZ

Update: Just read that an extreme warning was actually considered (although not implemented) for tomorrow in at least one area


#8

A big avalanche and 2 very lucky skiers

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8540627.stm

Iain, M3WJZ