Significant shorts : Climber dies in fall from Glencoe ridge

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The Independent Online
A climber has died after falling 300ft from a mountain ridge in the Scottish Highlands.

He slipped while trying to traverse Aonach Eagach, one of the highest, sharpest and most perilous ridges in Britain, situated above the Pass of Glencoe.

Stormy conditions and poor visibility prevented an RAF rescue helicopter from reaching the dead man, and his body was eventually recovered by Glencoe mountain rescue team.

In a separate accident on Ben Nevis, a woman was airlifted to hospital after being injured when she fell 50 feet from a mountain path. She was named as Sally Riding, 35, a postmistress from Stockport, Greater Manchester.

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