A lone climber yesterday sparked a search and rescue operation after he found himself “stuck” on a ridge on the north-east side of Ben Nevis.
The incident was first reported to authorities shortly after noon, with the climber reporting that he had come into difficulty near to Tower Ridge.
Police officers monitored the incident as members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team were sent on foot to assist.
A Coastguard search and rescue helicopter had been asked to assist but, due to weather conditions, the machine was unable to come to the man’s aid.
The man was found about two hours later, and he reached the foot of the hill shortly before 6pm.
A police spokesman said: “We received a call at 12.08pm to assist a climber who had found himself stuck on Ben Nevis.
“The lone climber called in himself to raise awareness and was located near to Tower Ridge.
“The climber was located at about 2.33pm but, due to the location, it was difficult for the mountain rescue team to gain access.
“The mountain rescue team were able to gain access a short time later and escorted the climber down the hill, where they arrived before 5.50pm. No injuries were sustained.”