Highlands & Islands

Ben Nevis death: climber identified by police

Ben St Joseph
Mr St Joseph is thought to have been climbing alone before he fell

A climber who was killed in a fall on the UK's highest mountain on Saturday has been formally identified.

Northern Constabulary said the man was 22-year-old Ben St Joseph from Essex.

It is understood he had been climbing alone on Ben Nevis when he fell about 100 metres (330ft) from Tower Ridge into a gully below.

The alarm was raised at 11:00 on Saturday by a group of climbers who were in the area at the time and saw him fall.

A report on the incident is being submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Tower Ridge is one of several rocky ridges protruding north west from the summit plateau of the 1,344m (4,409ft) mountain.

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