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

Police have named the man who died after falling in the Northern Corries of Cairn Gorm on Tuesday.

Owen Griffiths, 25, of Evesham, Worcestershire, was airlifted from Coire an t-Sneachda by a Coastguard helicopter from Inverness, but died of his injuries in hospital in Aberdeen.

Police Scotland said Mr Griffiths’s family would not be issuing a statement.

Staff from Glenmore Lodge who were on the mountain at the time, and members of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team went to the fallen climber’s aid.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Mountain rescue team personnel who attended to Mr Griffiths are thanked for their assistance.”

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