/ 900m,or do they mean feet?

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prog99 on 16 Jan 2014
Got to be a typo, surely?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-25762428

If not I'll be up there on the snowboard.
SethChili - on 16 Jan 2014
In reply to Mike_Watson_99:

If it is not a typo , then those walkers must be super human , with bodies which defy the laws of physics . Sliding that distance , surely they would have reached a fatal terminal velocity or at least hit some nasty rocks on the way down . Not to mention the fact that I can't think of any slopes which descend for 900 meters without going over some drop offs , river beds or dropping into gullies.
FesteringSore - on 16 Jan 2014
In reply to SethChili:

I've looked at possible fall lines from CMD. Hard pushed to find anything 900m
Jack B on 16 Jan 2014
In reply to FesteringSore:

CMD arete -> Coire Eoghainn -> Water of Nevis would be 900m, (and a very unpleasant ride, lots of big rocks) anywhere else and it's hard to end up lower than about the 600m contour.

I have seen someone go from near the top of CMD to the CIC (1100m->650m), with only minor injuries, so long slides are possible around there, but 900m? seems unlikely.
Jimbo C - on 16 Jan 2014
In reply to Mike_Watson_99:

Maybe they used distance travelled rather than altitude lost. On a 30 degree slope it's twice as much - makes the story sound more dramatic.

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