A walker was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling on an iconic Argyll mountain in a six and a half rescue operation that ended early yesterday.
Oban Mountain Rescue Team was called just before 8pm on Monday evening to the injured woman, after reports she had plunged on steep ground on 3,694ft high Ben Cruachan.
A spokesman for Oban MRT said: “The casualty was treated and packaged in a stretcher and lifted by Coastguard search and rescue helicopter 199 and flown to hospital.
“Meanwhile the team walked the rest of her family off the hill and back to their car. All back at base by 2.30 this morning. We hope the casualty makes a full recovery.”
Ben Cruachan is the highest point in Argyll and Bute, and is the high point of a ring of mountains, known as the Cruachan Horseshoe, that surrounds the power station reservoir.
Police Scotland said the woman had suffered serious injuries to her head, back and leg.
The force had received the call at 6.40pm and she was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow around 11pm. Her condition is unknown.