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Man and woman injured in Ben Nevis avalanche

A man and a woman have been injured in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands.

Emergency services received a report of an avalanche on Ben Nevis at about 1.10pm today.

A Royal Navy helicopter is assisting the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team at the scene. Credit: Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team

Police Scotland said a woman is understood to be in a serious condition and has been airlifted to Belford Hospital.

There is no information about the man's condition at this stage.

The Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and a Royal Navy helicopter from HMS Gannet in Prestwick, Ayrshire, have been taking part in the rescue efforts.

Walkers missing on Ben Nevis found 'safe and well'

Two walkers who went missing on the UK's highest peak in poor weather conditions have been found safe.

A search was launched yesterday after the pair became disorientated at the summit of Ben Nevis in the Highlands.

Police and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team co-ordinated the search, which had been expected to resume today.But Police Scotland later confirmed that the walkers have been traced "safe and well".

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Minister warns: 'Lives can be lost' in Scottish Highlands

Minister for Sport and Commonwealth Games Shona Robison urged the public to be careful when visiting Scotland's hills and mountains, with avalanche warnings in place across a number of popular destinations.

It doesn't matter if it's your first or one thousandth trip to a mountain you must prepare properly and check the weather and avalanche conditions as close as possible to departure.

The majority of walkers and skiers have safe and enjoyable trips but lives can be easily lost. Scotland's snow topped scenes are as potentially deadly as they are beautiful.

– Minister for Sport and Commonwealth Games Shona Robison

Search for missing Ben Nevis walkers set to resume

A rescue team is searching for two hill walkers missing on the UK's highest peak.

The search was launched after the walkers became disorientated because of poor weather conditions on the summit of Ben Nevis in the Highlands, police said.

Ben Nevis. Credit: Richard Holt/Press Association Images

Police Scotland and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team are co-ordinating the search, which is being resumed today. Heavy snow affected several parts of Scotland yesterday, with blizzard conditions reported on higher ground.

Snow gates were closed Braemar, Spittal of Glenshee and Cockbridge - Tomintoul. Reports of the search came as the Scottish Government issued a warning to walkers and climbers.

Rescue search for two hill walkers missing on Ben Nevis

A rescue team is searching for two hill walkers missing on Ben Nevis in Scotland and up to 30 people are trapped at the Marine Cafe in Milford on Sea, Hampshire, where rough seas have reportedly hurled rocks through windows.

The Environment Agency and emergency services have battled to cope with the latest installment of the worst winter storms in living memory.Severe flood warnings have been issued on the coast from Cornwall to Hampshire, and forecasters are warning that heavy rainfall is set to continue today.

Climber dies following 50 metre fall on Ben Nevis

A climber has died following a 50m fall on Ben Nevis this afternoon. I believe this is the 10th death on Scotland's hills this year:

A view of Ben Nevis. Credit: Press Association

January 19 - Four people died in an avalanche at Glencoe

January 26 - 22-year-old student fell to his death from Ben Nevis.

February 11 - A 31-year-old died after getting into trouble while hillwalking in the Cairngorms.

February 14 - Three people, including two RAF personnel died in an avalanche in the Cairngorms.

February 25 - A climber dies after falling to their death on Ben Nevis.

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