Ben Nevis's north faceA climber is in hospital after a fall on Ben Nevis’s north face.

The man, in his 30s and from the Leeds area, was rescued by members of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, aided by an RAF helicopter.

Ben Nevis's north face 

A Northern Constabulary spokesman said the mountaineer was found near the CIC hut after a call to the emergency services about 3.15pm yesterday.

He was taken to Belford Hospital, Fort William, and later transferred to the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, because of the severity of his injuries. His condition is described as serious.

Police say his next of kin have been informed, but his details will not be released.

The CIC hut was erected in memory of Charles Inglis Clark who died in action during the First World War. It stands at the foot of the mountain’s north-east buttress at an altitude of 680m (2,231ft).