Climber dies on Ben Nevis after suffering fatal fall on Tower Ridge


A climber has died after falling on Ben Nevis.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said the man suffered fatal injuries when he fell while scaling the mountain’s Tower Ridge on Saturday morning.

A Coastguard helicopter airlifted the victim from a “difficult location”.

A Lochaber Mountain Rescue spokesman said: “We are sad to report that a call out yesterday was to a climber who suffered fatal injuries sustained in a fall while climbing Tower Ridge.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.

“A big thank you to R951 who did a fantastic job to make the recovery from a very difficult location and all the climbers who assisted and brought down the climber’s friend. A sad day.”

Tower Ridge is one of several ridges on the north-east face of the UK’s highest peak .

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