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veletron


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Part buried spikes from old Ciste Towers
Date Posted: 21.52hrs on Tue 16 Jan 18
Superb job done by CML/NR clearing the old towers from the Ciste - NOT!

Ron Walker just posted some pics of huge metal spikes part buried in drifting snow. Gonna be a great obstacle when the snow gets deeper.

Watch where you ski...







Edited 2 times. Last edit at 21.56hrs Tue 16 Jan 18 by veletron.

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WeeSam


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Re: Part buried spikes from old Ciste Towers
Date Posted: 23.27hrs on Tue 16 Jan 18
That is quite literally a death trap and Cairngorm need to remove these immediately. That does not mean cutting them down, but digging them out fully.

If they do not, a report to the H&S executive is in order.

[www.hse.gov.uk]



Edited 2 times. Last edit at 23.40hrs Tue 16 Jan 18 by WeeSam.

CMartindale


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Re: Part buried spikes from old Ciste Towers
Date Posted: 10.17hrs on Wed 17 Jan 18
If there was a bit more snow so only the spikes were exposed. Someone could quite easily ski into them and would be seriously injured or worse killed. The contractor and CML would presumably face prosecution. Would certainly be bad press for CML.

What strikes me is that somoene has had the complete lack of common sense or moral obligation to leave a hazard like this within a ski area and say job done!

glenogle


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Re: Part buried spikes from old Ciste Towers
Date Posted: 10.48hrs on Wed 17 Jan 18
Cue CM to barrier off ciste gully and associate routes for the season. sad smiley
Yet another reason to avoid the place. Being able to ski out ciste at the end of the day was one of the few things that offered a little hope.

Gogsyboy


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Re: Part buried spikes from old Ciste Towers
Date Posted: 11.28hrs on Wed 17 Jan 18
Unbelievable stupidity. Outstanding lack of human intelligence, Par for the course for these eejits then I suppose!
If there's anyone at CML or NR or whoever is meant to be in charge up there reading this thread, please please try using your brains before someone gets killed because of your stupidity. It's one thing to destroy a ski resort, but manslaughter is going a bit too far don't you think?

Dunc


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Re: Part buried spikes from old Ciste Towers
Date Posted: 14.59hrs on Wed 17 Jan 18
didn't they remove the towers to mitigate a health and safety risk?

veletron


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Re: Part buried spikes from old Ciste Towers
Date Posted: 12.23hrs on Thu 18 Jan 18
I emailed Parkswatch Scotland who have picked it up, and have informed HIE:

[parkswatchscotland.co.uk]

NR/CML ain't fit to run a tap...

ESD1711


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Re: Part buried spikes from old Ciste Towers
Date Posted: 07.53hrs on Fri 19 Jan 18
Genuinely makes me grimace when I think about what could happen encountering something like that on the hill.

Not cool. Someone needs taken to task over that for sure.

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