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why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

pierre_pierre
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why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

Probably did but the SatNav decided on a little joke Wink
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

I'll bet that Jeremy and James caught the train back down and they made the Gerbil walk.
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

"winched off by helicopter..."  ouch, that would be expensive.  The MOD charge (if they are feeling grumpy) £14,000 an hour for the use of a Sea King, even more for a Chinook.
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

Sea King should do it ok , it will lift 8000lb or about 3.5T.
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

Just drive it back down, surely? It doesn't look very stuck. Quite right for the owner to be prosecuted - it gives the majority of us sensible 4x4 drivers a bad name.
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

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sensible 4x4 drivers

Is there such a thing?
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pierre_pierre
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

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Just drive it back down, surely? It doesn't look very stuck. Quite right for the owner to be prosecuted - it gives the majority of us sensible 4x4 drivers a bad name.

did your read Nadgers link?, it is a public park, and he has been charged,, from the write up they wont let him drive it down
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

What I'm curious about and I have missed in all the reports is why the vehicle was abandoned there.
deekay
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

A thought in answer to the subject of this thread.
Perhaps a Summer School was being held on the summit. So the 4x4 would have been on the school run.  Grin
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

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Just drive it back down, surely? It doesn't look very stuck. Quite right for the owner to be prosecuted - it gives the majority of us sensible 4x4 drivers a bad name.

did your read Nadgers link?, it is a public park, and he has been charged,, from the write up they wont let him drive it down

Roll eyesWhat I mean is, it has to be removed somehow, so there must be people in the national park service who have the appropriate skills to drive it down. It would be by far the easiest and cheapest way of doing it, assuming the vehicle hasn't just broken down or been seriously damaged on a rock or something. I'm not suggesting for a moment that the owner should be allowed anywhere near it.
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

If he'd driven along Crib Goch to Snowdon I would have been impressed.
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Denzil
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Re: why dont they keep 4x4 for the school run?

Grin Yes, one of my favourite routes anywhere, that one.