The Clachaig Gully and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, at the western end of the Aonach Eagach. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The Clachaig Gully and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, at the western end of the Aonach Eagach. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A man has died after falling from a mountain in Glen Coe.

Police have named the him as Stuart Thompson, of Bathgate in West Lothian.

Mr Thompson, 54, fell in the Clachaig Gully at the western end of the Aonach Eagach ridge on Wednesday.

Police Scotland said it was alerted to the incident about 1.20pm by members of the public. Members of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team were called out.

Brian Bathurst of the team said Mr Thompson, who was wearing fellrunning gear, is believed to have fallen between 20m and 30m after slipping.

Inspector Isla Campbell said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Thomson’s friends and family at this sad time.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal as is standard.”

The Clachaig Gully was one of the mountain blackspots examined by Mountaineering Scotland’s mountain safety adviser Heather Morning in a feature for grough in 2009. It has been the scene of previous fatalities.

She describes the descent via the gully from the Aonach Eagach as a ‘well known hazard’.

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