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Massive avalanche halts Gloucester adventurer Jamie McDonald in his tracks

By citizenmike  |  Posted: January 13, 2014

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Adventurer Jamie McDonald

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Jamie McDonald, the Gloucester man running across Canada for charity, has been dealt another blow to his mammoth journey because of the threat of a massive avalanche blocking his path.

Highway 1 in the Rocky Mountains was closed in both directions between Revelstoke and Golden, with no possible detour, yesterday.

Jamie, who was forced to sit tight and wait for the route to reopen, took to Twitter to say: “Gutted, not running, again!”

Webcams in the area where Jamie is currently running show heavy snow and blizzard conditions.

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More snow flurries are predicted in the coming days and temperatures in the Golden area are set to drop to as low as -9C on Saturday this week.

Jamie recently had his bag with vital equipment taken – but it was later returned to him.

Visit Jamie McDonald's fundraising website

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