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Ben Nevis climbers airlifted to safety

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Media captionOne of the climbers injured his ankle on Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis

Two climbers were airlifted to safety after getting into difficulty on Ben Nevis.

A coastguard search and rescue helicopter was called out following a report that a man had injured his ankle on the mountain's Tower Ridge at about 14:30 on Wednesday.

Both climbers were eventually winched to safety.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and the Scottish Ambulance Service were also involved in the rescue operation.

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Image caption One of the men injured his ankle on Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis

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