A walker who died after collapsing near the summit of Ben Nevis has not yet been named by police.
The man, 39, from the greater Manchester area, collapsed soon after reaching the approach leading to the top of the mountain.
A doctor – who was also climbing the Ben at the same time – came to his aid and he was airlifted off, but sadly nothing could be done to save him.
John Stevenson, leader of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, LMRT, said: “He was with a party and they must have set off early because we got the call around 9am.
“He had collapsed and apparently there was a doctor also on the path who went to his aid. The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Inverness airlifted him off, but sadly there was nothing that could be done.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were made aware of a collapsed male on Ben Nevis at around 9.10am on Sunday.
“The 39 year old was airlifted off the mountainn but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.
“As with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
Mr Stevenson said the team had been called out to several incidents on Britain’s highest mountain this week, which is “crawling with people”.
“We were called out to help a climber who had smashed his knee on Tower Ridge, then we helped a walker who had fallen and damaged his wrist as he made his way down the mountain.
“We also had to help a couple who got lost in the cloud and thought they were in the Ring of Steall, but we helped them to figure out where they were.”
Mr Stevenson added: “At the moment the Ben is crawling with people – it is exceptionally busy. We may have had a quiet winter, but it certainly is a busy start to the summer.
“We are asking people to be prepared and take care – and check the weather conditions. They must have plenty of water for hot conditions, but it is still very cold at the top of the Ben.
“There’s still some snow up there, even though it is disappearing fast.”