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weather at avalanche?

Postby andytats on Tue May 01, 2012 5:35 pm

Has anyone contacted avalanche to find out if they have any flood warnings or if they are flooded and what state the camping area is in is it boggy saturated etc it could be an interesting weekend
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Drift on Tue May 01, 2012 5:36 pm

RNLI inshore life boat have been informed so we should be fine :D
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby RatCav on Tue May 01, 2012 5:50 pm

If the field is flooded, I hate to see what the course is like. People got stuck in the bottom bomb hole last year :shock: :shock:
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby fudge on Tue May 01, 2012 6:09 pm

well i hope it isnt too bad
but i have some special pegs for my tent
about 12-18" long
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Loneranger on Tue May 01, 2012 6:11 pm

Havent been there but dont live far away, assuming they have had the same amount of rain as us in Northampton, the site will be a tad moist and sticky.....as for the camping area that could be interesting.

Approach water area with caution may be adviseable......

I would hazard a guess that trucks may have to be left in the car park area, at least the ground will be soft to lie on.
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Drift on Tue May 01, 2012 6:43 pm

At least this year we may just get the tent pegs in :lol:
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Loneranger on Tue May 01, 2012 6:49 pm

Sent avalanche and email, asking about site and camping conditions hope thats ok.

This is there reply.

Hi Pete,

Thank you your email.
Both the Campsite and the Quarry are very wet. It will make it very interesting for you guys.
Full mud tyres only!!! See you Friday afternoon.

Kind regards,

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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby JEOH on Tue May 01, 2012 8:07 pm

Robin of Avalanche wrote:It will make it very interesting for you guys.

This is an understatment, isn`t it?
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Robfog on Tue May 01, 2012 8:09 pm

Yep by the amount of rain we have had its going to be fun, if its too bad I am sleeping in my car :wink:
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby andytats on Tue May 01, 2012 8:15 pm

I'll be sleeping in the car as well it may be a tight fit with me & Lisa plus the boy lol
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby wideformat on Tue May 01, 2012 8:18 pm

fudge wrote:well i hope it isnt too bad
but i have some special pegs for my tent
about 12-18" long


Mind you don't strike oil banging them into the ground :D :D
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby fudge on Tue May 01, 2012 8:36 pm

i did think of making them 36" long :twisted:

Check out this item I found on eBay it may be usefull

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4X-OFF-ROAD-D ... 0704357622
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby wideformat on Tue May 01, 2012 9:13 pm

fudge wrote:i did think of making them 36" long :twisted:

Check out this item I found on eBay it may be usefull

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4X-OFF-ROAD-D ... 0704357622


I think this may be of more use if it keeps on raining
http://www.honda.co.uk/marine/inflatables/T35AE2/
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby BadBoy on Tue May 01, 2012 9:37 pm

http://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/husban ... her/329035

Saturday night could be interesting. -2 :shock: Time to pack the thermals
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Wilberforce on Wed May 02, 2012 12:03 am

I think I'm gonnae have to pack some bits of wood...
You boys on airbeds might get washed away in the rain if it floods, my camp bed and the six legs will sing about a foot into the ground if I don't bring something to spread the weight a bit.
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby gregster on Wed May 02, 2012 12:08 am

Maybe an inflatable mallet under your sleeping bag might be a sensible precaution this time! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby snapper on Wed May 02, 2012 12:11 am

Ahh yah wuss'es... tis only a little bit of rain and the place is hardly like the middle of Sennalager during a month long rain storm :lol:
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Wilberforce on Wed May 02, 2012 12:35 am

Just hold it there a minute Frank...
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Fatbaz on Wed May 02, 2012 12:53 am

The campsite should be alright as most of it is on a slight slope so flooding won't be an issue though the ground may be a little soft. As long as it don't rain while we're there it'll be great.

As for Pete's email reply from Robin, if he says full muds he ain't joking. The site course will be like soup with lumps in it!
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Re: weather at avalanche?

Postby Wilberforce on Wed May 02, 2012 12:59 am

So, the approximate colour and consistency of school gravy then, yes?
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