Climber Dies Following Fall While Tackling Ben Nevis

A climber has died following a fall on the UK's highest mountain.

The man's climbing companion raised the alarm at around 6pm on Friday October 7 following the fall on the north face of Ben Nevis in the Highlands.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and the RAF mountain rescue team went to the scene along with rescue helicopter R951, and the men were lifted from the hill at around 2am on Saturday.

The casualty, who was in his 50s, died as a result of his injuries, police said.

The other man was not injured.

A police spokesman said: "Members of the mountain rescue teams are thanked for their courageous efforts during the rescue, carried out in dark and difficult conditions.''

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