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.


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.