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Fatal Ben Nevis Climber Named

bennevisPolice have named the male climber who died on Saturday 26th January after a fall from Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis as 22 year old Ben St Joseph, from Essex.

Rescue services were called out after a report that a male climber had fallen at about 11am on Saturday from Tower Ridge into Tower Gully, Ben Nevis. Lochaber Mountain Rescue were contacted and with the assistance of Royal Navy Search and Rescue the male was rescued from Tower Gully, however, he had sustained fatal injuries. He is believed to have fallen a distance of about 100 metres. As is usual in these situations a report is being prepared for the Procurator Fiscal.

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