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It must have seemed like good idea at the time...
...but the chap who drove his 4x4 almost to the top of Snowdon is now regretting his foolhardy actions. He's facing prosecution and whatever now happens to his car, it's going to cost him a fortune.

Here's the link to the full story on the BBC page.

Alan Kendall, the general manager of the Snowdon Mountain Railway said there were four options to get it back down.

"It could be winched off by helicopter, broken up and brought down in pieces, ramped onto a flat bed truck and brought down on the railway or driven down," he said.

At the moment, it's still there as they decide what to do and, until the weather clears, it will have to stay there.

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readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: September 6th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Litter bug! A bloody litter bug!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 6th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
A fairly new looking 4x5 is a pretty expensive piece of litter to leave and I'm sure he deeply regrets it now. :)

He thought he could drive up and back in one night and therefore no one would be any the wiser -- apart from tyre tracks, of course.
lil_shepherd From: lil_shepherd Date: September 6th, 2011 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
We all knew the owners of Chelsea Tractors believe they have a right to drive on greenways, bridleways, footpaths, moorlands and the wrong way on one way streets... but this....
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 6th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was complete madness! There are places where the railway line runs alongside a sheer drop. He could have been killed.
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: September 6th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Am I the only one thinking Darwin Awards? Perhaps we should let him try and drive it down, he'll find it a lot more dangerous than going up.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: September 6th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Top Gear has a lot to answer for. Sigh.
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: September 6th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Evidently, the best and safest way to get it down is underslung from a Chinook - once the weather clears. I'm sure they can charter one from the RAF and bill the owner. He left it there, seems to me he should pay to clear up his mess. :)
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