The pair's camping gear was retrieved from near Shenevall Bothy. Photo: Tom Richardson CC-BY-SA-2.0

The pair's camping gear was retrieved from near Shenevall Bothy. Photo: Tom Richardson CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker had to crawl for several hours from a remote part of the Highlands after injuring her ankle in a slip.

The woman and her companion spent the night on a mountainside after the incident when the pair were completing the Fisherfield Five on Friday.

In the early hours of Saturday morning the uninjured walker set off on a five-hour walk to raise the alarm. 15 Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team members gathered at their Dundonnell base along with a Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway.

The team said the incident happened in probably the most remote area of the UK.

The injured walker was quickly found after the team was alerted, and she was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment. The team then helped collect their camping gear from Shenavall bothy.

Dundonnell MRT team leader Donald MacRae said “The couple did the right thing and were both well equipped.

“We were very grateful for the air assistance received as it would otherwise have resulted in over a 10-hour stretcher carry given the truly remote location.”

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