Blàbheinn, scene of two rescues in less than a week. Photo: Nick Bramhall CC-BY-SA-2.0

Blàbheinn, scene of two rescues in less than a week. Photo: Nick Bramhall CC-BY-SA-2.0

Coastguard rescuers were called out to a Hebridean peak for the second time in a week after a walker got into difficulties.

The Stornoway S-92 helicopter airlifted the lone walker from Blàbheinn on the Isle of Skye after he got lost on the mountain.

The man called emergency services on Sunday when he became disoriented on the 928m (3,045ft) munro.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said: “He was uninjured, but unsure of his exact location so the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was sent to find him, along with Skye Mountain Rescue Team and officers from Police Scotland.

“The walker was found and airlifted to the Skye Mountain Rescue base.”

Coastguard footage of the scene

The rescue followed an operation on Thursday when four walkers stuck on a ridge 2,000ft up on the mountain were winched to safety by the Stornoway aircraft.

UK Coastguard Jonathan Mustard said: “Prepare and plan for your walks in the hills. Wear suitable clothing and footwear, ensure you carry suitable equipment like a map, GPS, a fully charged mobile phone or a locator beacon and make sure you check the weather.

“If you do get into difficulties, call 999 and ask for help.”

Some articles the site thinks might be related:

  1. Footpath repair work begins on Skye munro Blàbheinn
  2. Police confirm body found on Blàbheinn was missing walker Oliver Smith
  3. Walker airlifted from Cuillin peak after fall
  4. Rescue underway after walker falls in Cuillin on Skye
  5. Search underway for missing walker on Skye Cuillin range