Sgurr Alasdair, the highest munro in the range. Photo: Ellesmere FNC CC- BY-2.0

Sgurr Alasdair, the highest munro in the range. Photo: Ellesmere FNC CC- BY-2.0

One person has died and another three people have been injured following a rockfall on the Cuillin ridge on Skye.

Police were alerted at about 3pm today, Tuesday, and the Skye Mountain Rescue Team went to the site.

Stornoway Coastguard and RAF Sea King helicopters also went to the incident.

A spokesperson for Northern Constabulary said no further details are being released at present.

The death follows that of a 22-year-old French man on Ben Nevis on Sunday. The walker was found above the Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe suffering from severe hypothermia, despite being equipped for mountain walking.

He died later the same evening in Belford Hospital, Fort William.

The Cuillin ridge is one of the most challenging for walkers and climbers in Scotland, and has 11 munros in the traverse.

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