Tower Ridge. Photo: Rozen CC-BY-SA-2.0

Tower Ridge. Photo: Rozen CC-BY-SA-2.0

Mountain rescuers have been called out to Britain’s highest mountain after a report that a climber had fallen.

Northern Constabulary said it was alerted at 11.10am today that someone had fallen from Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team has been joined by a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet in Prestwick in the operation on the 1,344 m (4,409ft) mountain.

A police spokesperson said no further details were available at present.

Tower Ridge is an 800m grade IV winter route on Ben Nevis’s north face.

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