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Climber dies in Ben Nevis accident

A climber has died following a fall on Ben Nevis on Sunday morning (19 February). Police received a report of two people having fallen a considerable height near the summit of Ben Nevis shortly after 11 am and rescue services were called. It is understood that the two climbers were nearing the top of Zero Gully when the accident occurred. Other climbers nearby went to help after the accident.

An RAF rescue helicopter attended and Lochaber Mountain Rescue team also took part in the rescue on the ground. However Police later announced that one of the climbers had died. The surviving casualty suffered serious injuries and taken to to Belford Hospital in Fort William.

The Police have said that no further details on the age or sex of the individuals will be released until next of kin can be notified.

UPDATE 21 February: Police have named the surviving casualty has been named as Mr David Warden, aged 46, from Perth who has been transferred to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

No additional details in relation to the deceased male climber are to be released until the next of kin can be notified.

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