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Cairngorm mountaineer rescue team drag climber to safety after avalanche on Scottish highlands

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Cairngorm mountaineer rescue team drag climber to safety after avalanche on Scottish highlands

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team [CMRT] walk through thigh-high deep snow in a dramatic video of a retrieval mission.

Alongside footage of the Scottish Highland mission, the CMRT said: “CMRT call out for a male with a lower leg injury sustained during an avalanche. The climbers were able to self rescue down to the coire floor, they were met by the team and stretchered back to the ski area. Multiple reports of avalanches in Coire an t-Sneachda this afternoon.”

In the clip more than a dozen rescuers endure the snowfall and thick mounds while pulling a stretcher to safety.

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