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Re: Unthinking Tourists ...Dangers of Eryri's iconic waterfalls
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2024, 09:45:44 am »
Dangers of Eryri's iconic waterfalls as visitors clamour for beauty spot selfies
Recent tragedies have highlighted the perils of visiting these magical locations

For a while, the odds at the waterfall were stacked against female walkers, a series of them needing rescue. Then mountain rescuers noticed a spate of middle-aged hikers falling and getting injured. Over the years, however, the iconic Eryri waterfall has been indiscriminate with its victims.

In mountain rescue logbooks, its name keeps cropping up. Volunteers are kept busy attending incidents, from a 10-year-old falling from trees nearby to a man, 70, tumbling nearly 23ft next to the waterfall. Last month a dog plunged down a deep ravine but was recovered unharmed.