Avalanche is third incident in a dangerous region

The area of the Scottish Highlands where the avalanche took place has seen several recent accidents:

  • Earlier this week, a 31-year-old man was found dead in the Jacob's Ladder area. Five other members of the group he was with were rescued by helicopter.
  • Earlier this month, three men survived falling 150 metres in an avalanche in the Coire an t-Sneachda area.
  • In January, four people were killed in an avalanche in Glencoe.

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Two avalanche victims named

The Ministry of Defence says two of the three people who died after an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands were RAF personnel. Rimon Than, 33, a squadron leader and Flight Lieutenant Fran Capps, 32, were two of the victims.