Search for climbers trapped in blizzard

By Sue Restan

Published: 15/02/2014

RESCUERS were battling appalling weather conditions last night to try to find three climbers stranded in two separate incidents in the Highlands.

The blizzards were so ferocious that an RAF Lossiemouth helicopter crew had to abort their attempt to reach a mountaineer who had fallen in the Glencoe area of Lochaber.

The Sea King was then directed to a second emergency on Ben Nevis following a call from two experienced climbers who had become stuck near the top of Britain’s highest peak.

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