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Topic - What is it about this winter?

balmybaldwin - on 26 Feb 2013
Is it my imagination or has this been a particularly bad winter for serious accidents and deaths in Scotland?

We seem to have had one incident a week where someone(often more than one) has died in the Scottish mountains, the latest tradgedy occuring yesterday...

Is there any particular reason behind this?
Are there more people on the hills?
Are the people on the hills less experienced or under equiped?
Are the conditions significantly different to the average winter (weather/jetstream related)?
Are the accidents just being reported more?
Is it just an unlucky year?

Do people think this a trend that will continue next year? Provides some interesting reading, and I note in the period they studied (1996-2005) only 14 deaths occurred where as this year we are close to reaching that number (I count 10?) and it's only February

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