One man has been airlifted to hosptial after the avalanche north of Cairn Gorm

One man has been airlifted to hosptial after the avalanche north of Cairn Gorm

A man has been airlifted from the site of an avalanche in the Cairngorm Mountains.

Police said searches are continuing for two other people missing after the incident in the Chalamain Gap.

The injured man was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following the avalanche at 12.30pm today.

Search dogs and handlers from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association Scotland are helping members of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and RAF Lossiemouth MRT along with RAF Sea King search and rescue helicopter crews from the Lossiemouth base.

A Northern Constabulary spokesperson said: “Searches are continuing in the area. The condition of the man being flown to Aberdeen is not known at this time.”

The Chalamain Gap leads from the main CairnGorm Mountain ski area into the Lairig Ghru.

The sportscotland Avalanche Information Service forecast for today in the northern Cairngorms said the risk was considerable, meaning human-triggered avalanches were likely and natural occurrences possible above 600m on all aspects except southerly ones.

The Chalamain Gap rises to 700m.

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