The man fell near the Douglas Boulder on Ben Nevis's North Face. Photo: Gareth James CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man fell near the Douglas Boulder on Ben Nevis's North Face. Photo: Gareth James CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall on Ben Nevis’s North Face.

Police at Fort William were alerted shortly before noon today to reports of three hillwalkers in difficulty near the Douglas Boulder.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said they were informed one of the men, in his 40s, had fallen and had possible serious injuries.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out and a Sea King search and rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth flew to the scene.

The man was treated at the site and then airlifted by the RAF helicopter to a waiting ambulance. The aircraft then returned to pick up the other two walkers from the site, near the bottom of Tower Ridge.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The injured man has been taken to Belford Hospital where his condition is thought to be serious but not life threatening.”

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