Several climbers caught in Ben Nevis avalanche

Several climbers caught in Ben Nevis avalanche

Several climbers have been caught up in an avalanche on Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain.

An air ambulance and Coastguard helicopter have been sent to the scene and Police Scotland said that a climbing party was in the area at the time but could not confirm if anyone was trapped or injured.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were made aware of an avalanche on Ben Nevis shortly after 11.50am this morning.

“Police Scotland is currently co-ordinating the mountain rescue response to this incident and is supporting partners at the scene.

“No further details are available at this time”.

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