Highlands & Islands

Climber dies after fall on Ben Nevis

A man has died after falling while climbing on Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands.

Police received a report that a man had fallen about 50m (164ft) in the Raeburn's Buttress area on the north face of Britain's highest mountain.

He had been climbing with another man at the time. Two helicopters and members of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team were sent to the scene.

Northern Constabulary said the man died during the rescue operation.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are being carried out.

A spokesman added: "The man will not be identified until all next of kin have been informed and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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