The Leader of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team has said his team were lucky to uncover the body of a skier who was killed by an avalanche, because it was buried under 13 feet of snow and ice.
John Grieve thanked volunteers who helped to recover Daniel Maddox's body from under the snow.
We were digging through a mixture of snow, ice and stones that had come down so it was quite hard going.
We ended up with about 50 people out there today, with the assistance of two walkers who helped us when we were digging the trenches.
Two other skiers, who had actually been caught up in another avalanche in the same place a couple of years ago and survived also came to help with the search, as well as the RAF Mountain Rescue Team from Lossiemouth.
A skier has been reported missing after an avalanche near the Glencoe Ski Centre in the Scottish Highlands. STV reports that a search and rescue operation was mobilised after emergency crews received reports of an avalanche in an 'off-piste' ski area in the Etive Glades.
One off-piste skier has been buried in the avalanche and we have been unable to find him yet.