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UKC/UKH News - on 01 Apr 2019
The strike was captured in a fluke shot The summit hut on Ben Nevis has been partially destroyed, following what's believed to have been a meteor strike. Incredibly, the moment of impact was caught on camera by climber and film-maker Dave MacLeod.

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Tom V - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

Probably linked to global warming. Most other things are.

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toad on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to Tom V:

U-LAA!

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The Wild Scallion on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

What are the chances of that ?

Would have been great to see.

I'd call it an act of "GOD" 

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Ushba - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to Tom V:

Either that or the strange annual event where a sh*t ton of anomalies occur within a morning. 

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Cusco - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to Ushba:

Thankfully, Lower Sharpnose is still standing...

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The New NickB - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

I blame Brexit!

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A Longleat Boulderer - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

You had me until Dave suggesting any route at all was too hard for him... and the talk of a new luxury development!

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Harry_James_Climbing - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

You had me until I read the title

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McHeath - on 01 Apr 2019
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I especially liked the Dave going out for a fag bit

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d_b on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to Tom V:

> Probably linked to global warming. Most other things are.

We are in luck.  Big meteors are one of the ways in which we can stop global warming in its tracks.  We just need one the size of the peak district to come down in, um, the peak district.

Ice climbing will come in worldwide, the peak will be surrounded by a proper mountain range and future cockroach palentologists get to debate about whether mammals had the potential to evolve intelligence.

Everyone wins!

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mick taylor - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

The chances? about a million to one, he said.

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hokkyokusei - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

Nice try, but we all know that it's meterorites that reach the ground and not meteors, whatever the date. Right? ;)

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mysterion on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

How many turds were destroyed?

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profitofdoom on 01 Apr 2019
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You might not believe this but it flew RIGHT OVER MY HEAD missing me by inches scorched my beanie then there was a tremendous explosion I just hope Lemming is all right I think he was up there too please don't laugh it's not funny I'm hiding under the bed now

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planetmarshall on 01 Apr 2019
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Was totally sucked in until the utterly absurd notion of Dave smoking a fag.

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JimR - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to planetmarshall:

Blinkinkin 'eck, that was lucky the meteor didn't trigger the unstable lirpaloof geological structure of the summit cone.

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Misha - on 01 Apr 2019
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

Excellent! Especially the bit about going out for a fag, the way it was thrown in so casually as to actually be believable. 

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