Walker dies in fall on mountain

A hill walker has died while descending Ben Nevis

A hill walker has died while descending Ben Nevis

First published in National News © by

A hill walker has fallen to his death on Ben Nevis.

The man was descending the mountain, Britain's highest peak, when he slipped from a tourist path and fell into a steep river gully at around 10pm on Friday.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue were alerted and found the man who had died at the scene.

A statement from Northern Constabulary said: "The male was located in the gully, however he had sustained fatal injuries.

"A report is being prepared for the Procurator Fiscal."

Details of the man's age and nationality were not released.

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