/ Rock fall in Aberdeenshire
Hope they are all okay. Me and a few friends done eagle ridge yesterday and didn't come across too much loose stuff but I guess looks can be deceiving.
hopefully they have a speedy recovery
Holy smokes, we were lucky it seems then! Seems a bit confusing as they say it occurred in a gully, yet it also says climbers were rescued as their route was blocked....?
I walked around Lochnagar yesterday for the first time. Great place.
In reply to CMcBain: PM'ed you.
The injured, a party of 2, were on the lower part of the climb and were winched off the ridge by helicopter and taken to Aberdeen( not life threatening when I stood down). A party of 3 as we understood it was above them when the rockfall occurred managed to sort themselves out and abbed off into the coire.
Oh right, thanks for the info. Glad the guys are generally ok (i.e. not life threatening it seems).
I wouldn't be the one to speculate, but it wouldn't be surprise that something loose could be pulled off the lower part of that route. I found it a little too vegetated, sandy and unpleasant for my liking!
Was it from the steepish bit before the Sentry Box? That section felt loose to me years ago. Hope all the injured recover quickly.
Does anyone know if they have released the names of the climbers yet? I know some folks who were planning on a wee trip there and havent managed to get hold of them to see if they're ok.
A couple of pretty serious leg injuries, but nothing life-threatening. Wish them all the best in recovery.
I saw the rockfall from the Meikle Pap col yesterday. The debris ended up landing well into the corrie, below Parallel B. Initially, I thought it had come from Eagle Buttress, rather than the ridge itself, but it was difficult to tell from that distance.
The skill and bravery shown by the pilot to position the helicopter so close to the ridge, and directly over the casualties was incredible. While they would have had some protection from the strong southerly wind, there was obviously some buffeting going on. I wish the injured a speedy and full recovery.
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