A Sea King helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth has flown to the scene

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth has flown to the scene

A climber has been injured in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain.

Police are co-ordinating the rescue of a man who was caught in a fall on Ben Nevis’s north face. A Sea King helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth has flown to the area, along with an RAF mountain rescue team.

The incident was witnessed by other climbers, near to the CIC Hut, about 10.25am today, Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Northern Constabulary said: “Around six other people were on the hill with him, trying to keep him warm until the rescuers arrived.

“The helicopter has now arrived at the scene and the man is believed to be suffering from head, leg and arm injuries. Further information on his condition is not known at this time.

“He will be airlifted to Belford Hospital in Fort William for treatment.”

William Wilkinson, 34, and Rupert Rosedale, 37, were killed in a slab avalanche on Ben Nevis’s Number Three Gully in December last year. They were in a party of three climbers at the time.

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