The Coastguard helicopter and rescuers at the scene in Coire an t-Sneachda. Photo: Ian Goodall

The Coastguard helicopter and rescuers at the scene in Coire an t-Sneachda. Photo: Ian Goodall

A man who was injured in a fall from a Highland mountain has died in hospital.

He was climbing and walking on his own on Tuesday when he fell in Coire an t-Sneachda on Cairn Gorm.

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called out about midday and staff from Glenmore Lodge, the national outdoor training centre, who were in the area, went to the man’s aid. The Inverness Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene and the injured man, who was in his 20s, was airlifted from the site.

Police Scotland said: “Very sadly, the casualty succumbed to his injuries last night at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”

Officers said he was from outside the local area.

The spokesperson added: “Next of kin are aware and officers are providing support at this time. Consideration will be given to confirming the man’s identity in due course.”

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