Scotland: three climbers die in avalanche in Cairngorms region

Posted on February 15, 2013 • Filed under: Tourists Killed, Travel Weather Issues, United Kingdom reported that two men and a woman have been killed in the Cairngorms, taking the death toll on Scotland’s mountains to nine in less than a month. The three victims were buried after some 13ft of snow gave way in the Chalamain Gap area of the mountainous region. They were airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but a man and woman were declared dead last night and the second man, who was critically ill, died early today. Locals said the area is not normally known for avalanches. It is feared a rapid rise in temperatures after previous a snowfall may have contributed to the incident. Read Article

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