The man died near the summit of Meall nam Peithirean. Photo: Trevor Willis CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man died near the summit of Meall nan Peithirean. Photo: Trevor Willis CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man has died while walking in the north-western Highlands.

The 55-year-old was with a group in the Fannichs when fellow walkers reported to police the man had a medical problem.

Northern Constabulary said they were alerted about 11.45am today, and Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team went to the man’s aid on the 971m (3,186ft) Meall nan Peithirean, about a kilometre south-east of Sgùrr Mòr.

Police said mountain rescue team members found the group near the summit. “However the man, from Dundee, was found to have died from an apparent medical condition,” a spokesperson said.

The man’s body was taken to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

The police spokesperson added: “A report was submitted to the procurator fiscal detailing the circumstances. At this time there is no information to indicate any suspicious circumstances in relation to this matter.”

Police said no further details would be released until next of kin had been informed.

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