Police can confirm that two people involved in the earlier avalanche at Cairngorm have sadly died.
A man and a woman who were airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary earlier have been pronounced dead and a third person, male, is in a critical condition.
No further information will be given about those involved until their families have been informed, the spokesman said.
The other members in the party, who were unhurt, were picked up by an RAF rescue helicopter after being located by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn.
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