Highlands & Islands

Fallen climber rescued in Fisherfield Forest in Wester Ross

Fisherfield mountains Image copyright Nigel Brown/Geograph

Two mountain rescue teams and a helicopter were involved in the rescue of a fallen climber in one of the remotest mountain areas of Scotland.

Saturday's operation was carried out in bad weather in the Fisherfield Forest mountains, a part of Wester Ross known as the "Great Wilderness".

Members of Dundonnell and Torridon MRTs walked six hours to the climber's location.

A coastguard helicopter airlifted the casualty to hospital.

Because of the weather conditions the helicopter crew were unable to go directly to where the climber had fallen.

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites