A man collapsed and died whilst on a walking trip to Ben Nevis yesterday morning (26 June). Fort William police were notified about an incident on the mountain at around half past eight on Saturday morning and members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team attended. Assisted by a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Kinloss the body was recovered from the mountain.
The police say that enquiries are ongoing to inform all next of kin and details of the deceased will not be released until this has been done. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal, Fort William in due course which is normal procedure in this sort of incident in Scotland.
UPDATE: The dead man has now been identified as Tony Delaney, aged 42, from St Albans, Hertfordshire.