The woman was climbing on Càrn Dearg. Photo: Graham Lewis CC-BY-2.0

The woman was climbing on Càrn Dearg. Photo: Graham Lewis [CC-2.0]

A climber has died in an incident on Ben Nevis.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Tuesday after the young woman fell.

The Inverness Coastguard helicopter also flew to the site to aid the operation.

A Lochaber MRT spokesperson said: “Today the team had to recover young climber who unfortunately lost her life following an accident on Càrn Dearg on Ben Nevis.

“We pass on our sincere condolences to her family and friends. A very sad start to 2019.

“We would like to thank R951 [the rescue helicopter] for their fantastic support. We witnessed another example of exceptional flying getting the team into location to evacuate the casualty and in recovering her colleagues from a very difficult location.”

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