The avalanche happened on Ben Nevis's North Face

The avalanche happened on Ben Nevis's North Face

A man was airlifted to hospital after being caught in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain today.

Three other people in the man’s group were uninjured in the incident today on Ben Nevis’s North Face.

Police said they were alerted shortly after 11.30am after the avalanche was reported in the Number Four Gully area.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, along with an RAF team, went to the site and a Sea King search and rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth flew to the mountain.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “One man has been airlifted from the scene and taken onwards to Belford Hospital in Fort William for treatment by road Ambulance.

“The further three members of those in his group have been traced and are uninjured. There do not appear to be any people unaccounted for.”

The avalanche risk for the Lochaber area today was generally low, with localised pockets snow with moderate risk above 900m, meaning walkers and climbers could possible trigger an incident.

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