Aonach Eagach

Aonach Eagach

A man has died after falling from a ridge in the Highlands.

The 26-year-old man was reported to have fallen from Aonach Eagach yesterday evening. Police were alerted at 6.20pm on Saturday and members of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team went to his aid.

A Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet also took part in the rescue, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Northern Constabulary said: “There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances in relation to this incident.

“A report surrounding the circumstances of the incident will be submitted to the procurator fiscal at Fort William.”

The ridge, running for 6km (3¾ miles) along the north side of Glencoe, is considered one of Scotland’s classic challenge scrambles. There are several exposed sections with difficult pinnacles to cross, particularly around the Chancellor. It is rated grade three, mainly due to the exposure encountered.

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