Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis

Two women were rescued last night after flashing a distress signal with a torch.

The walkers became benighted in the Steall area of Glen Nevis. The incident prompted a call from police for hillwalkers to leave details of their route when venturing into mountain terrain.

Northern Constabulary said they were alerted to the plight of the walkers after their signal was spotted about 7.50pm yesterday, Thursday. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team went to the women’s aid and a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet at Prestwick airlifted the pair, who had become cragfast in the dark, from the hillside.

Neither walker was injured.

A spokesperson for the Northern Constabulary said: “Police would like to remind hillwalkers to prepare for any trips by leaving route details with an appropriate person, wearing suitable clothing and footwear, carrying navigation and emergency equipment which they are able to use.

“Also, notice should be taken of the shorter daylight hours when route planning.”

No further details of the women have been released.

Two women were rescued last night after flashing a distress signal with a torch.

The walkers became benighted in the Steall area of Glen Nevis. The incident prompted a call from police for hillwalkers to leave details of their route when venturing into mountain terrain.

Northern Constabulary said they were alerted to the plight of the walkers after their signal was spotted about 7.50pm yesterday, Thursday. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team went to the women’s aid and a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet at Prestwick airlifted the pair, who had become cragfast in the dark.

Neither walker was injured.

A spokesperson for the Northern Constabulary said: “Police would like to remind hillwalkers to prepare for any trips by leaving route details with an appropriate person, wearing suitable clothing and footwear, carrying navigation and emergency equipment which they are able to use.

“Also, notice should be taken of the shorter daylight hours when route planning.”

No further details of the women have been released.

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