Climber dies after avalanche in Scottish Highlands


A climber has died following an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands.

The man was one of two people rescued earlier from the Creag Meagaidh area of north Lochaber.

They were taken to hospital in Fort William where police said one of the men died from his injuries.

Inspector Donald Campbell said: "Police Scotland would like to thank all rescue personnel involved in today's rescue for the rapid response and determination displayed in very challenging conditions.

"Sadly, one man succumbed to his injuries and his climbing companion remains in hospital."