Stob Bàn, scene of the incident. Photo: Alan Reid CC-BY-SA-2.0

Stob Bàn, scene of the incident. Photo: Alan Reid CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man has died after falling from a Highland munro during Storm Dennis.

The 42-year-old fell about 100ft into a gorge on Stob Bàn in the Mamores on Sunday.

Police were alerted about 1pm and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out.

A team spokesperson said: “Sadly his injuries were fatal.”

The spokesperson said it then then took an extraordinary effort from 19 members of the team to extricate and then evacuate the fallen man off the hill in an operation that lasted six hours.

“This was only made more difficult by the constant wind which blew multiple members off their feet meaning gusts of up to 50mph approximately, along with wind, hail, snow, thunder and lightning to add to the mix,” the spokesperson said.

“A massive thanks to all involved – you know who you are – for efforts required to complete this rescue.

“At this time our thoughts go out to friends and family of the casualty.”

Police Scotland said the man fell from a path on the 999m (3,278ft) mountain, north of the West Highland Way.

It said a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Inspector Isla Campbell of Fort William Police Station said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this time.

“I would also take the opportunity to thank our partner agencies for their assistance.”

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