Man dies and 23 rescued in ‘ferocious’ conditions on Ben Nevis
The Guardian says a man has died after falling about 300 metres (1,000ft) down Ben Nevis, and 23 others had to be rescued in “ferocious” conditions during an eight-hour operation on Britain’s highest mountain.
After the 28-year-old man fell down an icy slope at Red Burn, on the west side of the mountain, members of an army climbing group tried to rescue him and two soldiers received minor injuries requiring hospital treatment.
An Army spokesperson said: “A small number of soldiers provided support to stranded walkers on Ben Nevis on Tuesday. They assisted the party until emergency and mountain rescue services were able to reach them.”
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