Speaking to the BBC, Sgt Colin MacDougall, from Tayside Police’s search and rescue unit, said, ”Thankfully this has not been a tragic outcome and remarkably the woman is none the worse for her experience.
“However, it still demonstrates the utter complacency with which people often take to the Scottish hills. Here we have two inexperienced walkers with no maps, no torches, and no navigational equipment whatsoever.
“Even on a simple hill walk, people should be prepared for all eventualities and weather conditions. I hope this incident serves as a timely reminder to anyone considering taking to the hills that being properly prepared is vital.”