The body was found in Coire Choimlidh. Photo: Alistair Nixon CC-BY-SA-2.0

The body was found in Coire Choimlidh. Photo: Alistair Nixon CC-BY-SA-2.0

The body of a missing hillwalker has been found in the Highlands.

The discovery brought the death toll of walkers in Lochaber in the past week to three.

The 60-year-old was reported missing about midnight on Friday after failing to return from a walk in the Grey Corries.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team members began a search about 8am on Saturday, and were joined by colleagues from Glencoe and RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Teams, and a Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Inverness.

The body of the missing Berkshire walker was found about 3pm in the Coire Choimlidh area north of Stob Coire an Laoigh. Police said it was believed he had slipped and fallen.

Police Scotland said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A Lochaber MRT spokesperson said: “Sadly this was the third fatality last week, and our deepest condolences go out to all the bereaved family and friends.”

  • Police named the man who fell to his death from the Carn Mòr Dearg Arête on Friday.

Steven Fogg, 56, of Aboyne, was with two others on the ridge linking Carn Mòr Dearg with Ben Nevis when he slipped and fell.

On Monday last week, the body of Ian Bell, 60, of Hertfordshire was found by rescuers in Coire Eòghainn on Ben Nevis.

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