Climbers owe lives to shared bivvy bag

By Jane Candlish

Published: 21/02/2014

TWO climbers survived a 16-hour overnight ordeal stranded in the Cairngorm Mountains by sharing the one survival bag they had with them.

The pair got lost when darkness fell and were forced to dig a small snow cave for shelter from the Arctic conditions.

But during the night, their makeshift refuge collapsed on top of them.

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