The climbers were discovered on Stob Coire nam Beith. Photo: Simon McElroy CC-BY-SA-2.0

The climbers were discovered on Stob Coire nam Beith. Photo: Simon McElroy CC-BY-SA-2.0

Two climbers have died on a Glen Coe mountain.

Their bodies were found by two other climbers on Saturday on Stob Coire nam Beith.

Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team was called out after the discovery about 4.25pm and located the men’s bodies about 2½ hours later.

Team leader Andy Nelson said it was clear the pair, who were roped together, had fallen a considerable distance.

They were well equipped, he added.

Police Scotland said: “Sadly, the two climbers were found to be deceased. The next of kin of the two men who died have been informed and further details will be released in due course once wider family members have been informed.”

Stob Coire nam Beith is a 1,107m (3,632ft) munro top about 600m from the summit of Bidean nam Bian.

In January 2013, four people died when they were avalanched in a gully near Church Door Buttress between the two mountains. Two others in their party survived. Dr Rachel Majumdar, Una Finnegan, Christopher Bell and Tom Chesters were descending the gully when the incident happened.

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