The more seriously injured walker was stretchered from the mountain. Photo: Andy Beaton

The more seriously injured walker was stretchered from the mountain. Photo: Andy Beaton

Two walkers were rescued from a Highland mountain after taking a tumble.

One of them was stretchered from Càrn nan Gobhar after suffering a leg injury.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 6pm on Saturday and a full team callout followed to the site above the northern shore of Loch Mullardoch.

The team also requested help from a Coastguard helicopter, which flew to the site but was prevented by high winds and low cloud from reaching the two casualties.

One of the walkers was able to descend the mountainside with team members, while the more seriously injured one was treated and packaged into a stretcher to be carried down the flanks of the 993m (3,258ft) mountain to team vehicle which then took them to a waiting ambulance at the reservoir’s dam.

A team spokesperson said: “We wish the casualty a speedy recover.”

The rescue involved 18 team volunteers.

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