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As a 1345-Meter mountain on the death trap

Three people have lost to great Britain's highest mountain in her life, including a Swiss. Another was injured and is in hospital in Glasgow. The deadly avalanche came down on Ben Nevis in Scotland. The 1345-Meter-high mountain is a popular destination. But what makes him so dangerous?

The mountaineers were last Tuesday in the North-East of the mountain, on the road, at 11.50 PM in an erosion gully, an avalanche triggered, as the "Telegraph" reported. On the eve of the Scottish avalanches had considered warning the avalanche danger in the area as "high". The service warned of freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall and strong winds, which led to a "very unstable" Situation on the mountain.

Of "massive" avalanche

taken at The time of the accident, the storm Gareth raged over the British Isles. For the Tuesday afternoon expected meteorologists on the summit of Ben Nevis is a hurricane-like gusts with wind speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour.

the chief of the rescue forces, according to the group of a "massive" avalanche was taken, which had resolved approximately 450 meters above them. The four of the avalanche captured persons, according to the "Nouvelliste" of the members of the section Monte Rosa manners of the Swiss Alpine club. The Survivor was the President of the relevant SAC section. The dead were 33, 42 and 43 years of age, two of them are family fathers.

On the Ben Nevis should have been a difficult weather conditions. Image: Screenshot

At the Ben Nevis serious accidents occur again and again. So this Winter has already killed two people. In December, a 21-year-old Briton fell to his death, and on new year's day, a 21-year-old German was killed in the accident.

According to the Scottish avalanche warning service it was within the last month four Avalanches – the last until last Saturday. The "Telegraph" that two people were injured in the process.

many deaths

In the past, before all of the rugged, steep slopes and icy rock to accidents in the walls. Measured at the relatively low altitude of the mountain, come on Ben Nevis above average in many mountain-goers lost their lives. Already in 1982, the "mirror" reported about this fact. Thus, almost as many people would have lost in the period since 1970, with more than 100 dead, her life as the 4478 meters high Matterhorn.

Because of the mountain to the coast is close, can suddenly restrict the occurring fog the view. Due to the proximity to the Atlantic ocean, according to often hurricane-force Storms. Accidents, however, are to blame for the fact that too few experienced people to try and with inadequate equipment the rise. The Ben Nevis is due to the many deaths as a European "killer mountain".

The Ben Nevis, the British refer to as the roof of great Britain, is popular for its views of the Scottish Highlands. Also Walker with a normal level of fitness can climb. In summer the ascent on the main take route in good weather conditions not more than five hours, the descent about three hours.


Created: 13.03.2019, 15:40 Uhr

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