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  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL

    Could the record for England's most devastating avalanche be broken this weekend? (I doubt it)...

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080104/...-45dbed5_1.html

    By the way, a Brucie Bonus for anyone who knows where that avalanche was.

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.

    Lewes East Sussex ? I think there is a pub at the bottom of the hill called The Snowdrop Inn!

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  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
    Lewes East Sussex ? I think there is a pub at the bottom of the hill called The Snowdrop Inn!

    Well done, especially if you got that without a web search.

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  • Location: runcorn, uk (near liverpool) 100m asl
  • Location: runcorn, uk (near liverpool) 100m asl
    Could the record for England's most devastating avalanche be broken this weekend? (I doubt it)...

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080104/...-45dbed5_1.html

    By the way, a Brucie Bonus for anyone who knows where that avalanche was.

    mountains in cumbria reported some mate.

    news sed this

    An avalanche warning has been issued in the Lake District - a very rare event in the mountains of England.

    half a metre of snow fell

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
    Well done, especially if you got that without a web search.

    Local knowledge sometimes comes in handy! But I have also read this in a number of weather related books. Sadly I think 8 people died and the avalanche was on Boxing Day in the 1830's.

    c

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  • Location: The Fylde Tundra.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales - Horizontal Drizzle - Nice Blizzards
  • Location: The Fylde Tundra.
    Could the record for England's most devastating avalanche be broken this weekend? (I doubt it)...

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080104/...-45dbed5_1.html

    By the way, a Brucie Bonus for anyone who knows where that avalanche was.

    TOP CONDITIONS! Time to get up there - Peace and quiet no b*gger else will be out thats for sure...... :D

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  • Location: Lake District at the foot of Blencathra 610 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow & Ice
  • Location: Lake District at the foot of Blencathra 610 ft asl
    TOP CONDITIONS! Time to get up there - Peace and quiet no b*gger else will be out thats for sure...... :D

    Couldn't agree more, that is part of the allure of the hills anyway, the danger !!

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  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl
  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl

    There are loads in Scotland every year... i've even got pictures of some that i have taken! Well the aftermath of them rather than capturing the actual avalanche. Heard a few though :D

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  • Location: Lancaster and East Devon
  • Location: Lancaster and East Devon

    I havn't heard about avalanches or threat of them outside scotland before in recent years.

    I wish I was up there though as all I managed to get yesterday was just the lightest of flurries :doh: wish i lived up north sometimes.

    Wasn't that avalanche in Sussex on the 27th december 1836? and as someone already mentioned killed 8 people

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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
    There are loads in Scotland every year... i've even got pictures of some that i have taken! Well the aftermath of them rather than capturing the actual avalanche. Heard a few though :)

    Really didn't know that :doh: any chance of a looky at the pics Ross?

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  • Location: Lake District at the foot of Blencathra 610 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow & Ice
  • Location: Lake District at the foot of Blencathra 610 ft asl
    Really didn't know that :o any chance of a looky at the pics Ross?

    You may this link interesting Louby

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

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  • Location: Lake District at the foot of Blencathra 610 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow & Ice
  • Location: Lake District at the foot of Blencathra 610 ft asl
    Really didn't know that :o any chance of a looky at the pics Ross?

    The figure in the picture is stood at the bottom of an avalanche from the gully above, most casualties in the UK result from climbers being swept down gullies

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.

    Does anyone know if there have been any avalanches up Hellvelyn/Striding Edge?

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.

    Sadly it appears that a climber has fallen and died on Striding Edge /Hellvellyn yesterday.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7185720.stm

    c

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