Ben Nevis: Mountain rescue team called after exhausted dog refused to walk any further

Maggie looked happy to be safe after being rescued from Ben Nevis
Maggie looked chuffed after being rescued from Ben Nevis. Credit: Lochaber Mountain Rescue Teams / Facebook

A mountain rescue team was called up to Ben Nevis, UK's highest mountain, to bring down a dog that refused to move.

Maggie, a 35kg Turkish Akbash, stopped walking after becoming exhausted from the heat and suffering from painful paws as a result of the hot ground.

She was descending the 4,413ft mountain with three women.Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of Maggie, despite a very busy day that saw five other call-outs.

The three women attempted to carry her down but were struggling. The rescue team met the group when they were halfway down.

A stretcher party - complete with a casualty carrier and chicken stick treats - were also utilised in the operation.

Maggie was secured to the stretcher before being transported back down the hill where she was able to rest.

In a Facebook post, Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team thanked the rescue team and said donations can be made via their JustGiving page.

"Chicken sticks and chew toys are also accepted," they quipped.

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