Two men are in hospital after being rescued from Britain’s highest mountain in separate incidents.
Police were alerted to the first man’s plight at 2.40pm yesterday, Saturday. The 60-year-old had fallen above the CIC Hut below Ben Nevis’s north face and was unable to make his way off the mountain after injuring his shoulder in the fall.
A Royal Navy Sea King helicopter airlifted him to Glen Nevis, from where he was taken to Belford Hospital in Fort William. The aircraft, from HMS Gannet at Prestwick, was also pressed into action later in the day to help members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team who had been called out at 6.05pm to aid a 30-year-old man who became unwell on the tourist path to the mountain’s summit.
He was airlifted to the West End car park, where an ambulance took him to hospital.
Both men remain in Belford Hospital for observation.