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Climber dies in hospital after pair rescued from Scottish Highlands mountain

Two climbers were rescued from a peak in the Glencoe area on Saturday Credit: PA

A climber rescued after being stranded overnight on a mountain in the Highlands has died.

The 57-year-old from Nottinghamshire was airlifted from a peak in the Glencoe area on Saturday after a major search operation.

He was rescued along with another man, 49, who had also been missing on Friday amid a high avalanche risk.

The climbers were airlifted from a peak in the Glencoe area on Saturday Credit: PA

Police Scotland said the elder man being treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary had died and his family had been made aware.

A statement on Sunday said: “Police Scotland can confirm that one of the two missing climbers rescued from the Glencoe area on Saturday has sadly passed away."

Glencoe is a popular location for climbers. Credit: PA

The second climber, also from Nottinghamshire, remains in a stable condition at Belford Hospital in Fort William.

Both men had travelled to Glencoe as part of a climbing group.

The search began on Friday evening and resumed at 8am on Saturday, involving Glencoe, Lochaber and Oban Mountain Rescue Teams and a Coastguard helicopter.

HM Coastguard said one climber was found at midday and the second was located around 30 minutes later.