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Climbers killed by UK avalanche 'fell 1,000 feet'

4:09 PM, Jan 20, 2013   |    comments
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The two men and two women were found dead Saturday after the accident at Glencoe, one of Scotland's best-known glens. A fifth woman in the group, aged 24, has been hospitalized with serious injuries and a sixth man managed to escape using his ice ax.

Andy Nelson from the Glencoe Mountain Rescue team said the group was buried in snow up to 2 meters (6 1/2 feet) deep. He said Sunday the slide would have unfolded "in a split second" and "they would have been traveling at a speed that was impossible to stop."

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