Dundonnell MRT members Derek Nicolson and Hamish Ellen pictured on the hill. Photo: Rachel Maclennan

Dundonnell MRT members Derek Nicolson and Hamish Ellen pictured on the hill. Photo: Rachel Maclennan

A walker stuck on a mountain ridge in the north-west Highlands was rescued in an operation lasting almost nine hours.

Police alerted Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team at 5.20pm when the man called for help from An Teallach, saying he was cragfast and could move neither up nor down.

The team spoke to the walker and used a mobile phone application to pinpoint his location, following which a full team callout took place, with 22 of its volunteers making their way to its headquarters.

A Dundonnell MRT spokesperson said: “As members arrived they were made up into hill parties of four or five and deployed out onto the hill by using 4×4 pickups to drive up the Achneigie track from Corrie Hallie car park to a high point where two of the hill parties set off walking up over Sàil Liath on to the ridge.”

One of the two hill groups found the walker about 10.30pm as two other hill teams remained on standby. He was assessed for injuries before being accompanied over Sàil Liath and off the hill to the waiting vehicles. The rescuers and the walker arrived back at the Dundonnell base about 2am on Sunday.

The spokesperson said: “After a quick hot cup of coffee and a debrief a very relieved and apologetic walker said his thank-yous and left for home.”

The An Teallach massif has 10 summits over 3,000ft, two of which, Bidean a’ Ghlas Thuill and Sgùrr Fiona are classed as munros.

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