Aonach Eagach. Photo: Christine McIntosh CC-BY-SA.2.0

Aonach Eagach. Photo: Christine McIntosh CC-BY-SA.2.0

An injured mountaineer was airlifted to hospital from a Highland ridge this afternoon.

The man was rescued on Aonach Eagach in Glencoe in an operation involving 12 members of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team. Police were alerted to the incident about 4pm today, Saturday.

A spokesperson for Northern Constabulary said: “[The] team attended and located the casualty and along with the assistance of a Coastguard helicopter airlifted him to the Belford Hospital where he was treated for his injury.

The man suffered a shoulder injury. Police said no further details would be released.

Two men died last summer after falling from the ridge, which runs for running for 6km (3¾ miles) along the north side of Glencoe, and is considered one of Scotland’s classic challenge scrambles. The winter traverse of the edge is a serious prospect.

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