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    Mini Goon briwy's Avatar
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    Kinder Downfall yesterday.

    Ive been going up here for about 30 years and seen it with enough snow to make a good snowhole and the waterfall taotally frozen with about a foot of solid ice but never like this.

    The recent high winds have blown the spray backwards for about 100m from the waterfall and frozen it to about 12mm of ice. Very windy up there yesterday. I reckon temperature was about -25 with the windchill. Certainly felt like it.










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    Nice pictures; about twenty years ago I can recall going up Grindsbrook (think that is the right name?) on a number of occasions to see the top looking like this.

    I feel old (er).

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    I was up that way yesterday.

    It really was cold in that wind.

    Nice pics.

    I remember watching some people Ice-Climb the downfall a few years ago.

    Kinder is at its best when the peat is frozen.

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    Awesome photos, looks absolutely amazing

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    Ahh, was up Kinder running (and slipping on my arse on the ice) on Saturday. It's not high but it is a truly fab piece of Britain. And much under rated / appreciated IMHO.

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    Used to be almost in my back garden when I grew up down there.

    Once did an ice climb on there with the late Al Rouse.

    Great place

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    Wow, I've seen the blowback many times, but never frozen like that. Nice

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    Yeah I've never seen it like that, thanks for posting!

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    Try this site, I walked up on Saturday morning starting at Edale with a mate of mine. We went over over Grindsbrook cclough, Kinder Gates, Downfall and then home to Hayfield.

    Kinder Scout 2nd Feb

    I think Sunday all the snow/ice had almost gone so Saturday was a far more interesting day. I'll youtube a video of a boulder covered with Ice but with water dripping off inside the ice, it looked like little ants inside the Ice moving around, amazing.

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    Fantastic photographs you shared there Brian, so thank you for posting picsof a wonderful area that I too greatly love! Cheers matey!

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    Great photos Dean and Brian. I'm envious - getting up to Kinder Downfall in winter conditions is high on my list of things to do - looks like the conditions were just what I'm after on Saturday. As I'm recovering from an ankle injury, I guess it will not be before next winter - but it's great to see the photos.

    Jon.

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    Great photos. I was up there on 3rd February, and it was spectacular, wish I'd have taken my camera.

    Also saw the MRT and rescue helicopter at the Downfall, think a walker had broken an ankle. Very, very windy.

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    Im not surprised someone slipped on the ice there, it was deadly on the rocks. We walked well up the river before crossing to get away from the ice.

    Seems the guy with the broken ankle was found by a MRT member out walking. He called out the team and by chance the helicopter was out with Buxton MRT on exercise.

    We saw it taking off from the Buxton base as we were on the way to Kinder.

    I suppose if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident the moral is to make sure you do it when the MR are having an exercise. Bet the injured guy couldn't believe the service he got.

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