The incident happened on Meall Mòr. Photo: Richard Webb CC-BY-SA-2.0

The incident happened on Meall Mòr. Photo: Richard Webb CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker survived a fall of more than 300ft on a Highland peak.

The 41-year-old was walking on Meall Mòr above Glencoe village on Sunday when he slipped and tumbled about 100m.

Police were alerted shortly after midday and Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the help the man, who was with a friend on the 676m (2,218ft) hill.

A Coastguard search and rescue Sikorsky S-92 helicopter from Inverness also flew to the site, where the walker had come to rest on a flatter section of a slope, above a 12m (40ft) drop.

He was treated at the scene for serious injuries before being airlifted to from the mountain.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The man was flown to safety from the hillside to Fort William where he was then transferred to the Belford Hospital with injuries to his head, arm and torso, which were serious but thankfully not life threatening.”

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