The two climbers were airlifted from The Cobbler

The two climbers were airlifted from The Cobbler

Two climbers were airlifted from a mountain in the southern Highlands after injuring themselves in a fall.

Two mountain rescue teams and the Prestwick Coastguard helicopter were involved in the four-hour operation to bring the pair to safety from The Cobbler.

Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1pm on Thursday when the climbers fell in Great Gully on the 884m (2,900ft) corbett.

A team spokesperson said: “Members of the team were lifted to the foot of the crags by helicopter CG999 and scrambled up the gully to treat the casualties.

“They were later joined by members of Police Scotland MRT.

“The least injured casualty was lowered out of the gully, while the more seriously injured climber was stabilised and packaged on to a stretcher. The stretcher was then lowered down the gully and over crags to where it could be carried to a winching platform.”

Both climbers were then winched aboard the Sikorsky S-92 aircraft and flown to hospital for further treatment.

The Arrochar team expressed its thanks to other climbers at the site and a passing paramedic who helped in the rescue.

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