Andrew Vine was avalanched on Aonach Mòr

Andrew Vine was avalanched on Aonach Mòr

Rescuers have found the body of a climber who went missing on a Highland mountain at the end of February.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said Andy Vine was located on the West Face of Aonach Mòr on Sunday.

Mr Vine was caught in an avalanche on the Lochaber munro on Friday 28 February. His climbing companion suffered injuries in the incident but survived.

The rescue team said a thaw, leading to a significant snow loss on the mountain, and an easing of the weather had allowed the search to resume and the Manchester-based climber’s body was discovered.

A team spokesperson said: “This was a protracted rescue which involved approximately 800 man-hours and three teams from [independent Scottish Mountain Rescue], Nevis Range and Coastguard helicopters.

“A massive thanks to all involved.”

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