The climber died after falling on Ben Nevis's North Face

The climber died after falling on Ben Nevis's North Face

A climber has died after falling from a route on Ben Nevis’s North Face.

Police were alerted at 11.10am today and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident, along with a Royal Navy helicopter from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire.

The man was on Tower Ridge when he fell into Tower Gully. A Northern Constabulary spokesperson said they believed he fell about 100m (330ft).

The ridge is a classic winter route, 800m high and grade IV.

A spokesperson for Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said: “The team was asked to assist a climber seen to have fallen from Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis by fellow climbers earlier today.

“Despite the best efforts of Rescue 177, the LMRT members and the Belford hospital the climber was later pronounced deceased.”

Police said a report is being prepared for the procurator fiscal.

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