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Please be careful if you're walking on mountains

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by BessieDog, Nov 3, 2012.


  1. BessieDog

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    Some of you may be aware that I run a website about climbing the three highest peaks in the UK. I was saddened to read a comment on my blog tonight and thought I'd share it with you, and remind anyone climbing particularly Ben Nevis, but any of our peaks where bad weather is likely to beware. This is the comment that was left.

     
  2. Beth17

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    How awful :(
     
  3. Dogless

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    Not sure why a dog can't be up there in the cold...but to be in a position to plummet off the edge is really sad. Kilo is always attached to me in precarious places - probably means if he goes we both go :eek: but hopefully not!!
     
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    I always worry about this happening to ours when we head up the hills! I always put them on lead near cliffs (especially if it is windy) or when visibility is bad. Having said that they are extremely good at keeping themselves out of trouble but I wouldn't rely on that if it's windy, icey or the clag is down. :(

    Poor dog, I hope it didn't suffer. :(
     
  5. Werehorse

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    At least I weigh significantly more than either of my two! :eek: You'd have to do the jumping off the other side of the ridge thing... or is that a myth and actually not a good plan!?
     
  6. Dogless

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    Don't plan to find out :blink: I currently weigh about 14kg more than the BW so the momentum would probably take me too :eek: :eek:. I just don't think about it too much; ostrich approach :eek:.
     
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    I think that is actually a good plan, my dad (an experience mountain climber) tried to convince me to walk a knife edge ridge when I was younger and I said no way, he tried to persuade me by saying if I fell off he'd jump down the other side so it must be true.
     
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    Yeah, I think I got it from my Dad too (also an experienced mountaineer) and he's quite a srs chap so I doubt he'd have been kidding about something like that.
     
  9. Dogless

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    Snap - my Dad too.....still don't plan on trying it though :crazy:.
     
  10. BessieDog

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    The problem with Ben Nevis (and some approaches to Snowdon summit) is that you can get very deep snow hanging over sheer drops. You (or your dog) might think you're walking on rock when its actually overhanging snow. I've had a tremendously eerie picture of this posted on my Facebook page. I'm on the ipad so don't know if I can copy it here.
     
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    I'd probably be giving anywhere like that a miss in snow anyway - dogs or no dogs! I love the mountains but I'm terrified of them too. :eek:
     
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    What about when you have Kilo and Rudi attached to you? :yikes:

    Perhaps you need to put some lead weights in your pockets to anchor you down!
     
  15. Thorne

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    How very sad, that poor dog :( The owners must be beside themselves with guilt.
    Ooh, you mad mountain walkers are welcome to it! Looks cold!

    I'll stick to nice flat Suffolk where a gentle slope is our idea of a hill ;)
     
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    Oh gosh how awful. I'm a wimp I ain't going near no mountains :nonod:
     
  17. Moobli

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    LOVE the mountains. Very sad for the poor dog :( I always keep mine close by or on leads on more precarious sections.
     
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