The man fell from the Carn Mòr Dearg Arête. Photo: raisants CC-BY-SA-3.0

The man fell from the Carn Mòr Dearg Arête. Photo: raisants CC-BY-SA-3.0

A second walker has died after falling from a ridge on Britain’s highest mountain.

The man, in his 50s and from the Aboyne area, was with two others on the Carn Mòr Dearg Arête on Friday when he slipped and fell.

The alarm was raised about 10am and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out, along with the Inverness Coastguard helicopter, to the scene on the ridge leading to Ben Nevis.

Police Scotland said the man was airlifted to hospital in Fort William, but died of his injuries.

A spokesperson said: “Next of kin have been informed.”

Earlier in the week, the body of Ian Bell from Hertfordshire was found in a gully after he failed to return from a walk on Carn Mòr Dearg.

He was found in Coire Eòghainn on Ben Nevis.

The Carn Mòr Dearg Arête is a scrambling route connecting the two munros in Lochaber.

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