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Topic - NEWS: Rock Fall Warning for Cairngorm's Goat Track

UKC News - on 12 Aug 2014
goat track montage, 3 kbThe effects of yesterday's deluge continue to be felt in the Cairngorms. There's news today that a substantial rock fall has left the Goat Track path in a dangerous state.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69109
Stuart S - on 12 Aug 2014
In reply to UKC News:

Also worth noting that on the south side of the Cairngorms, the bridge across the Derry at Derry Lodge has been washed away, and the state of other bridges further upstream is currently unknown - http://www.mcofs.org.uk/news.asp?s=2&id=MCS-N11476&nc=Access%20and%20Conservation
Pummelzacken - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to UKC News: I am assuming the advice to avoid the goat track area is still valid? Any info on this is much appreciated. Thanks.

Andy Nisbet - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to Pummelzacken:

I've heard it's changed little, so as safe as it ever was.
CurlyStevo - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to Andy Nisbet:

Pretty dodgey unless we'll frozen in place then ;)
Pummelzacken - on 27 Aug 2014
In reply to Andy Nisbet:

Thanks for that, Andy. We went up there today and tbh I couldn't even tell where the rockfall would have been - so to me exactly as you said: safe as it ever was...
Andy Nisbet - on 28 Aug 2014
In reply to Pummelzacken:

You're welcome. I was being cautious.
Pummelzacken - on 28 Aug 2014
In reply to Andy Nisbet:

yea, much appreciated.
Michael Gordon - on 30 Aug 2014
In reply to Pummelzacken:

Ah, that's good to know. Seems like a big deal was made out of nothing!
DefenderKen - on 04 Sep 2014
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Andy Nisbet - on 04 Sep 2014
In reply to DefenderKen:

I don't think it's anything to do with recent weather. The cliffs in Sneachda have always had loose sections. The accidents are to do with more popularity, not that the accident rate is any different. Pygmy Ridge is more popular because it's described in scrambling books as well as in climbing guides (don't know whether this is relevant in this case).

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