The walker spent the night in Ben Nevis's emergency shelter

The walker spent the night in Ben Nevis's emergency shelter

A walker was rescued after spending the night on top of Britain’s highest mountain.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was alerted yesterday evening that the walker was missing on the 1,344m (4,409ft) summit of Ben Nevis.

Conditions on the mountain were described as very poor.

Team members made their way to the summit at 7am today, Thursday, and found the missing walker who had taken refuge in the emergency shelter on the mountain-top.

Rescuers accompanied the walker from the summit to safety.

The emergency shelter is housed on top of the remains of the former weather observatory built in 1883.

The avalanche risk in the area yesterday was rated high, with unstable snow accumulations and cornices. Strong winds are forecast for Ben Nevis overnight, with avalanche risk tomorrow considerable.

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