The Lochaber team was called to the climber on Ben Nevis's North Face. Photo: Peter CC-BY-SA-2.0

The Lochaber team was called to the climber on Ben Nevis's North Face. Photo: Peter CC-BY-SA-2.0

The New Year kicked off with a rescue for volunteers on Britain’s highest mountain.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out to aid an injured climber on Ben Nevis’s North Face.

The man fell about 50ft while climbing with his companion in Green Gully and injured his face.

A Lochaber MRT spokesperson said: “The two guys did great as they managed to climb out via Number 3 Gully and started making way down the track to point where R951 [the Inverness Coastguard helicopter] managed to transport them down to the team to take them to Belford.

The Lochaber team had earlier been alerted at 2.15am by police to flashing lights on Ben Nevis. The spokesperson said: “The team leader decided after discussion with police no action was to be taken.”

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