Ben Nevis avalanche: Rescue mission launched
Three climbers have been taken to hospital after teams from Lochaber Mountain Rescue and a Coastguard rescue helicopter were mobilised.
The trio are being treated at Belford Hospital in Fort William.
Police said they had received a call about the accident at about 12:15 on Saturday.
Tim Newton, 27, and Rachel Slater, 24, had been climbing Britain's highest mountain when they died
In February 2016 climbers Tim Newton and Rachel Slater were killed by a “massive” avalanche”.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, standing at 1,345 metres above sea level.
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According to the Scottish Avalanche Information Service warned earlier in the day chances of an avalanche ‘considerable’.
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